General informative sites on the Wadi Arabah and adjacent regions:

The Timna Park website, part of the Red Sea Desert website. Caters mainly for tourists, but has some good basic information about the region and site of Timna, and a good photo gallery.

TRACE (Timna Rock Art Conservation Exploration) is a project focusing on the Rock art of Timna, in the western Wadi Arabah. The site contains regularly updated information about the projects progress, as well as some good pictures of the caves.

Website of the Wadi Arabah Archaeological Research Project. Andrew Smith's Wadi Arabah research project includes surveys and excavations in the Wadi Arabah. It has now been updated and provides links to many related projects.


The homepage of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. The AIES, located in Kibbutz Ketura, offers courses in a wide range of environmental studies, focusing on the Wadi Arabah.


Ruth's Jordan. A general site about Jordan, with special focus on the Wadi Rum and Petra. It has some rare information on the Howeitat and the bedouin of the Wadi Rum, and the inhabitants of Wadi Musa. This site is regularly updated and has a particularly good photo gallery.


The Dead Sea Project: A future for the Dead Sea Basin. A European Community project involving the riparian countries, and two European countries. This is a basic, but very informative website about the political and ecological issues that threaten the Dead Sea.


The Wadi Faynan project, conducted by the Council for British Research in the Levant, investigates land-use and environmental adaptations, with special relation to the long-term exploitation of the copper resources in the region.

The Jabal Hamr Fidan (JHF) project, carried out by the University of California, San Diego. The website focuses on the copper mining and its impact on the history of the region, including the history of Edom.

Ancient Desert Agriculture Systems Revived: An overview of projects by different Israeli institutions focusing on the history of desert agriculture in the Negev, involving various geological research methods such as GIS and GPR.

A selection of sites focusing on the Red-Dead Canal:
FoEME is the Middle East branch of Friends of the Earth International. FoEME critically monitors the progress of the Red-Dead canal project, and looks at alternative ways to protect and save the region

From: Central Eurasian Water Crisis (United Nations University): Canal schemes for co-generation

Mandala Projects (American University): The Dead Sea Canal, an analysis of the Harza feasibility study, carried out between 1984-1996, with relevant bibliography