The American Research Center in Eygpt

WILLIAM KELLY SIMPSON

The members of the American Research Center in Egypt are sad to mark the passing of leading American Egyptologist William Kelly Simpson. Professor of Egyptology at Yale University, curator of Egyptian art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and benefactor to ARCE, Professor Simpson's contributions to Egyptology were many and significant. The Marilyn M. and William Kelly Simpson Library in ARCE Cairo's headquarters, was named in recognition of his generosity to our organization. ARCE Director Gerry Scott, a student of Professor Simpson, noted "Kelly was one of the field's great all around Egyptologists who was knowledgeable in most areas of our field and led a life filled with academic accomplishment. His many students serve as a lasting legacy."

Obituary in New York Times >> 

ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS & FINANCE DIRECTOR

From Jane Zimmerman, Executive Director: I am pleased to announce that Karim Seikaly will be joining ARCE as its Business & Finance Director, effective April 3, 2017. He will be assuming the responsibilities of ARCE Chief Financial Officer Kathann El-Amin, who will be retiring effective April 30, after more than 10 years of outstanding and dedicated service to ARCE.  To read the full announcement >>

DISCOVERY IN HELIOPOLIS

ARCE would like to congratulate Drs. Aymen Ashmawy & Dietrich Raue on the magnificent find of an upper torso and head of what appears to be Psamtek I, a little known pharaoh from the 26th dynasty who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 B.C., at the site of Heliopolis. In 2015 ARCE assisted this Egyptian-German project with an AEF Emergency Grant by funding a salvage season. More photos >>

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT VISA FEE CHANGES

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced new fees for tourist entry visas to Egypt. As of March 1, 2017 the fee has changed from $25 to $60. In addition, for ARCE Fellows and Expedition members staying longer than 30 days, residence visas will now cost EGP 600. 

Questions about residence visas for ARCE expeditions should be directed to Mary Sadek in ARCE's Cairo office; ARCE Fellows should contact Djodi Deutsch.

ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane B. Zimmerman as Executive Director, effective March 1, 2017. 

A LETTER TO THE ARCE MEMBERSHIP FROM GERRY SCOTT

Dear ARCE Members,

I have had the privilege of leading the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) as its Director since 2003, but have decided not to continue beyond the term of my current contract at the end of this coming August.

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URGENT: HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF THE NEH AND NEA

The Arts and Humanities are a vital part of our cultural identity and enhance the quality of our lives. They connect us to the past, they speak to us in the present, and they are our legacy, our gift to the future. Investing in them is never a waste, and we strongly urge that both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities continue to receive federal funding.

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ARCE OPENS EXCITING NEW DOOR: GROWING OUR NATIONAL PRESENCE IN 2017

ARCE's Board of Governors has announced the U.S. office will move to the Washington, D.C area in 2017. Motivated by a desire to expand ARCE's leadership role in the American study of Egyptian culture and history, the new location and office space reflect ARCE's vision that engaging major philanthropy to support our mission is critical, even as we maintain and strengthen the partnership role to the US government within Egypt that Dr. Gerry Scott and our previous Directors established. Our mission has never been more important. 

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DYNAMIC 3D LASER SCAN FLY-THROUGH OF THE RED MONASTERY CHURCH

For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving, and studying the late fifth-century Red Monastery church, near Sohag in Upper Egypt with funding from USAID. Laser scanning technology provides remarkable opportunities for the production of high-quality, three-dimensional records of monuments. Take a 3D fly-through of the Red Monastery Church >>

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AMIRA KHATTAB RETIRING AFTER 50 YEARS OF DEDICATION TO ARCE

May 26, 2016

Beloved by all, Amira Khattab has announced her retirement from her job as ARCE Deputy Director for Research and Government Relations at the end of June, 2016, after a period of half a century of service at ARCE.

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