Dakhleh Oasis Project

Oasis Papers 9 is the most recent publication of the Dakhleh Oasis Project and contains a review of many of the discoveries from all periods with significant contributions by Monash staff ( Bowen, Connor, Hope, Warfe) and former postgraduates (Hamilton, Hubschmann, Kucera, Long, Livingstone, Pettman, Ricketts), alongside a wide variety of other scholars.

BOWEN, G. E. and C. A. HOPE (eds), 2020 The Oasis Papers 9: A Tribute to Anthony J Mills for Forty Years of Research in Dakhleh Oasis. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Projects, Oxbow Books, Oxford.

Front cover and contents


Current and former staff and students of Monash University have been engaged in archaeological research in Egypt’s Dakhleh Oasis since 1978.  This forms a part of the international, multi-disciplinary Dakhleh Oasis Project founded by Anthony J. Mills, who outlines the objectives of the project here.  Currently Monash is involved in the exploration of five ancient sites:  Kellis, Mut al-Kharab, Dayr Abu Matta, Dayr al-Malak and Muzawaqqa, which cover a time span of 4,500 years. This website highlights the discoveries made by the Monash teams and their significance.

Group photo 2006

Group photo 2006

Oasis Egypt Map 2019

Location of Dakhleh Oasis in Egypt