Egyptian Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age
Professor Fathi Saleh
University of Paris – France
While we are living now in the twenty-first century at the height of the new era of Information Technology, we have behind us a rich, inherited, human culture that goes back over five millennia. With the technologies at hand today, we can preserve this heritage and examine it in an unprecedented way. From this point of view, we will be exploring the scientific knowledge at the time of the ancient Egyptians with which they have developed their civilization
He got his PhD from the University of Paris - France in 1970 He Joined the electrical Engineering Department at Cairo university shortly thereafter and became a full professor of computer engineering in 1980 He is the Founder and, has been the director of CULTNAT "Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage" for the past 10 years. CULTNAT is part of Bibliotheca Alexandrina and supported by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Dr. Saleh currently holds the position of CULTNAT's Emeritus Director. He is also the president of Herimed (Association for the documentation, preservation and valorization of Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage) He is a member of the Supreme Council of Culture and the Board of the Director of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, as well as a member of "Institut d'Egypte" During the years 1995-97 Prof. Saleh occupied the position of Cultural Councilor at the embassy of Egypt in Paris. From 1997 to 1999 he was the ambassador of Egypt to UNESCO. His current main interest is in the application of the new technologies in the different fields of Cultural and Natural Heritage.