The American Research Center in Eygpt


Testimony before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for Fiscal Year 2015

Apr 11, 2014

While receiving financial support from its members and individual donors, in recent decades ARCE activities and those of its many member organizations have been either directly or indirectly supported by invaluable, targeted USAID funding.

Unique and Flexible: The Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) Enters its 2nd Decade of Funding Scholars

Feb 12, 2014

This competitive award is granted annually to a small number of highly focused conservation, training and publication projects that can be completed within one year.




It's been an eventful year in Egypt! This is the perfect time to look back; here are some of our highlights.

  • Luxor: Nearly 1000 jobs created in Luxor at Deir El Shelwit, Qurna, and Theban Tomb 110 to help mitigate the devastating effects of the overwhelming economic downturn in tourism.
  • Khonsu Temple: Completed conservation, working on signage
  • Luxor: 105 graduates of archaeological, conservation, and photography field schools
  • Cairo: Published The Tomb Chapel of Menna
  • Cairo: Initiated archival project for USAID funded projects. Images, maps, drawings, and reports make this one of the world's most significant archives for Egyptian heritage preservation.
  • Cairo: Visitor plans for Historic Cairo are completed. Pilot walks are scheduled with graduates from the Faculty of Tourism.
  • Cairo: Finalized designs for the St. Antony's Monastery Museum


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