“Heritage of the Desert Fathers” project

“The Heritage of he Desert Fathers” is a project based in Slovenia that intends to document historical and material sites of ancient Christian desert hermits in Egypt and Sudan. The site describes the project:

The Heritage of the Desert Fathers research project aims at mapping and photographic surveying of the locations of hermitages in the deserts around monasteries in Egypt and in the Sudan (the ancient Christian kingdoms of Nubia), in addition to the study of the ancient and modern eremetical traditions in their different psychological, theological as well as philosophical aspects.

The website includes lists of project participants, some articles to date, and a photo gallery of hermitages as well as of desert environs where the project crew works. The project holds the promise of greatly furthering knowledge and appreciation of this unique example of eremitism on such a large historical scale.

URL: http://desert-fathers.com