The French Institute for Oriental Archeology (IFAO) in Cairo is one of the essential French research facilities abroad and falls beneath the aegis of the Ministry of Education (National, Higher and Research). The institutes assignment is to observe the successive civilizations of Egypt from prehistory till the current technology. The disciplines involved are archeology, history, and language research. The excavation websites of the IFAO cowl all eras (prehistory, Pharaonic Egypt, antiquity, the Islamic duration) and theyre located during Egypt (Nile Valley, Delta, Oases, Eastern and Western Desert, Sinai and the Red Sea). Research issues may concern a limited time period, or a part of a rustic. Research is often multi-disciplinary. A diverse crew of a hundred and fifty members, both Egyptian and French, allows such sports, and further to everyday staff, technicians and engineers, six educational fellows hold everlasting positions in the Institute. Numerous researchers, teachers on research sabbaticals, interns from leading French graduate schools are also welcomed for one or months in line with year (doctoral and submit-doc). Different service support these research activities: A library of roughly ninety,000 volumes specialised in the fields of Egyptology, papyrology, classical, Byzantine, Coptic and Arabic research. An archive keeping the images and clinical facts of all of the Institutes excavations considering 1971, in addition to a library of a few 3000 objects belonging to 80 exclusive series. Laboratories for restoration, material analysis and C14 relationship ; Specialist units committed to ceramology , pictures and instance , topography and IT. The Institute has its very own publishing house and printing service and publishes around 30 scholarly works each year. Emad Adly is an archaeological chronicler whose field of research is Religious sociology. His research interests include Religious sociology: worship of saints, popular religiosities and magic in Islam. He is currently working on project Study of the contemporary correspondence addressed by the devotees to the mausoleum of Imam al-Shafii in Cairo. Florence Albert obtained his Doctorate of Egyptology from University Montpellier III in 2010. His research interests include Hierarchical writing, Book of the Dead, Late ritual and funeral texts, Ostraca literary hierarchies of Deir al-Medina. He is currently working on project Participation in the online publishing project of the unpublished literary hieratic ostraca of Deir al-Medina preserved at Ifao (with A. Gasse) and Participation in the project of digital reconstruction and edition of the Egyptian papyrus preserved at the Museo Gregoriano Egizio of the Vatican ( Orazio Marucchi Project ). Ceramology: IFAO is the most effective overseas institute in Egypt that has a everlasting ceramology laboratory on account that 1984. The look at of ceramics is the desired ally of any archaeological challenge. The long-term intention of this clinical program is to set up a typological and chronological vision of Egyptian ceramics, now not to mention its nearby specificities. Parallel to an technique that we will describe as "classical" (morphology, technique, dating tool, study of substances) of the take a look at of ceramics, we also cope with the artisanal and cultural size (modes of food).