By the time the Khartoum-based team arrived in Cairo, the site had been converted into a holy place by the Khaledi sect of Islam, which has been a major force in the country for generations.
The site is now known as al-Khyber Pass, and a group of scientists led by Egyptian-Canadian Paul Oosting and the Swiss-American John Osterreich are building a 3D map of the region.
They’ve called it Holy Land, after a nearby monastery known as the Holy Land.
The Khartoulas, who have a reputation for religious tolerance, see themselves as the descendants of Abraham and Isaac, the sons of Abraham.
The group has claimed that their religion was the first one to establish a homeland on the Arabian Peninsula, and that it was a precursor to Islam.
They believe the land is the “first land that existed on earth” and that their ancestors “deserved their place in heaven”.
Oostin says he and his colleagues are now studying how the area is changing, how it might be protected from a future takeover, and whether the region can be restored to its former glory.
They’re trying to answer questions about the future of the holy land, about whether there are enough people to keep it intact.
“I have been trying to come up with answers to the question of how can we preserve this place and protect the holy sites in this country,” he told Al Jazeera.
Oostink and Osterresse were among the first scientists to study the area, and in 2014, they described the Khaleej Peninsula in their paper in Nature Geoscience, describing the land as “a mosaic of land, with distinct layers of mountain and desert”.
But they didn’t say whether the Khabour valley is being restored as it was when they first arrived.
In 2017, they published an article in the journal Antiquity entitled “A New Landscape in the Middle East”.
Osterin, who was then in his early twenties, said that although the Kharaba valley was not part of his research area, it “seemed like a natural place”.
Oosterin’s team spent more than a year in the region, mapping the landscape and studying the landscape’s history.
Oosterreich’s team is studying the area with the help of an advanced 3D scanner called a ScanPyramid, which can scan the entire landscape for features such as rocks and caves.
The team also built a 2D model, which shows how the valley and the surrounding mountains have changed over the millennia.
They plan to use the model to construct a map of Khaboum, an important strategic place in the desert, and will use the data to help build a network of caves.
Osterrer is a graduate student in Egyptology at the University of California at Berkeley.
Osterseng was born in Lebanon and is a native of the nearby village of Kfar Saba, which is home to some of the Khafre desert’s best-preserved sites.
The area has been in the hands of the ruling family of the Druze minority for centuries, and has been home to hundreds of thousands of people, according to the National Geographic Society.
In the 1960s, the area became a haven for Palestinians, who were expelled by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Ostseng’s research involves mapping the ancient sites of the site in order to understand their history and their significance to Egypt’s culture.
“We have a lot of questions that have not been answered,” he said.
The first phase of the project was the most ambitious part of the study, with more than 5,000 square metres of landscape.
The 2D maps show the valleys and mountains, but Oostins team also used a 3-D scanner to create a detailed map of a part of a mountain, showing that it’s surrounded by water.
It was the team’s second exploration of the area.
“This is the first time that a 2-D map has been created of the entire mountain,” said Oosters.
He added that the 3D scanners are not only useful for mapping, but they can also provide detailed information on the environment and its composition.
“When you zoom in on a mountain you get a 3d image that is actually a 360-degree view of the mountain,” he explained.
“You get an idea of the composition of the mountains and the water and the soil.”
The team was also able to map out some of Egypts ancient landscape, and use that information to build the 3-d map.
The map of Egypt, as it is known, is one of the most complex and complicated in the world.
Ostings team used the 3d scanners to make detailed 3D maps of the land in order that the team could better understand the mountains, valleys, and surrounding landscape.
They also mapped