Guest: Antoine Gigal
ANTOINE GIGAL - Researcher and Author in egyptology l is for 20 years working in Egypt, knowing the most remote archaeological sites. She published hundreds of articles in French, English, Italian, Dutch and did a lot of lectures worldwide as well as international radio shows. Her goal is to reveal the comprehensive, fascinating vision that suddenly comes into focus when one is able to understand Egypt as a whole. She likes to work mainly with geologists and engineers. Ancient Egypt holds in her point of view, the secret of secrets because it has been the depositary of mysteries concerning humankind for a long time and there are quite a lot of things to elucidate. With the help of academic sources, very necessary in order to find the original texts and translations she works again, and with excavation reports, thesis and books in several languages and facing the reality of the fieldwork, the « terrain », because it is necessary to efficiently compare and immerse oneself in the sites, she is trying to discover the true legacy left by the ancient egyptians for the benefit of humanity. She not only use to come back dozen of times in a same site to compare Geology, hydrology, ancient maps and to day satellite views but she also works with an indispensable element that many scientists ignore too often the famous oral tradition that still endures on the African continent. Topics: Developments from Egypt: Research from the Shifting Sands. - How is Egypt situation today? -How is Archaeology today in Egypt? -What is the Future for Egypt? -Gigal's research in the Emirates: what she is doing? What is her discoveries? What are her goals? -What are / or / what has been her difficulties? -Why Ancient Egypt is so important?
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