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Upcoming EventsFriday, June 10, 2016 6:30 pm
Speaker: Betsy Bryan, Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Johns Hopkins University
Location: Johns Hopkins School of International Studies, Rome Auditorium
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Chapter: Washington, DCSaturdays from June 18 - July 30, 2016September 8-16, 2016
Join the American Research Center in Egypt (Cairo Center) on an unforgettable trip to Sicily.
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OPENING OF THEBAN TOMB 110 IN LUXOR
On Friday May 13, 2016, the Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khalid El Enany and the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, R. Stephen Beecroft, in the presence of Sherry Carlin, USAID Egypt Mission Director and the Governor of Luxor Mr. Mohammed Badr, inaugurated the recently conserved Theban Tomb 110 (TT110) located in Sheik Abdel Qurna in Luxor. The conservation of TT110 project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), in close cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities.
ARCE's LATEST PUBLICATION
Distinguished contributors from a wide range of disciplines, including art and architectural history, ancient religion, history, and conservation, discuss the church’s importance. Topics include late antique aesthetics, early monastic concepts of beauty and ascetic identity, and connections between the center and the periphery in the early Byzantine world. Beautifully illustrated with more than 300 images, this landmark publication introduces the remarkable history and magnificence of the church and its art to the public for the first time. Available June 28, 2016 from Yale University Press.
MINISTER OF ANTIQUITIES HOLDS PRESS CONFERENCE ON KV62
Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, held a press conference in Cairo on March 17, 2016 to announce findings from radar examination of KV62, better known as King Tutankhamun's tomb. Jane Smythe, assistant to the director of ARCE, attended the press conference and reports that the minister confirmed the existence of apparent hidden chambers as well as objects within these chambers.
ARCE ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND PROJECTS FEATURED IN NEW USAID VIDEO: The Sons of Luxor: Unearthing Egypt’s past for a brighter future
Here is a link to a great new video produced by USAID in Egypt. It features two of ARCE's team members Saad El Hafez and Ali Al Hinnewi discussing their work and ARCE's efforts to protect cultural heritage and provide much needed employment in Luxor. Watch video >>
NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SCHOLARS REGARDING PHOTOGRAPHY OF EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OBJECTS
ARCE has been notified that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has implemented new rules for scholars wishing to take photos for study or research publication. A fee structure is in effect and a Study Request Application must be submitted in advance. PDFs of the application form and the photography rules and fees are available for downloading. Study Requests for EMC images should be sent to: Egyptian Museum – Tahrir Square – Cairo, Egypt; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might expect to see foreign Ambassadors and cultural Attachés at exhibit openings in Cairo, and indeed many were present when Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Minister of Antiquities opened the temporary exhibit entitled, “Repatriated Objects: 2014-2015” at the Egyptian Museum last month. The exhibit marked the 10th anniversary of Archaeologist’s Day, the date on which Egyptian archaeologists took over the management of the country's antiquities from the French in the 1950's. More importantly it celebrated the return of some 500 Egyptian artifacts repatriated from eight foreign countries during 2014 and 2015.
Archaeobotanical analysis is a well-established, albeit small, field within Egyptian archaeology. As the study of plant remains that have survived in archaeological contexts it is largely important in aiding scientists and archaeologists to understand the relationship between humans and plants in the past and their exploitation of the natural landscape, and to reconstruct the ancient environment. More >>
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.