The American Research Center in Eygpt


ARCE Pilots Student-Driven Activities at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Portland

May 28, 2014

Better addressing the needs of ARCE student members has been a primary focus over the past few years.

The Geology of Egypt, A Travelers Handbook

May 28, 2014

ARCE member, educator and author, as well as self-proclaimed populizer, Dr. Bonnie Sampsell, recently completed a new chapter for the upcoming second edition of her book entitled, The Geology of Egypt: A Traveler's Handbook.




Left to right: Matthew Adams, Dina Aboul Saad, Gerry Scott at the Capitol

In April 2014, a contingent from ARCE visited with key congressional, USAID, and Department of State staff regarding the impact of USAID-funded conservation and trainining initiatives led by both ARCE and ARCE's Research Supporting Members. During these meetings we conveyed our support for the continuation of these initiatives, begun in the mid-1990s, which are building the capacity of Ministry of State for Antiquities site inspectors and conservators to protect Egypt's wealth of cultural heritage including world heritage sites.

Also in April, ARCE submitted testimony to the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations, US House of Representatives seeking additional federal funding. Read in detail >>

Left to right: Dina Aboul Saad, David O'Connor, Laurel Bestock, William Inglee at the Department of State CPAC hearing

In early June 2014, academic members of the Board of Governors, David O'Connor and Laurel Bestock, testified in person at the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) hearing at the Department of State. The purpose of the hearing was to collect input about a recent request from the Egyptian government for further import restrictions on looted archaeological material coming out of Egypt.

David O'Connor's written testimony >>

Laurel Bestock's written testimony >>

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