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November 2015

For Khadija Adam, ARCE/Luxor Conservation Manager, JJ Shirley, Visiting Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania and John Shearman, ARCE/Luxor Associate Director, the third week of September was a whirlwind of lectures, travel and conversations with new friends and old.  It was the ARCE Chapter Tour - a weeklong journey that took the speakers to Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. Warmly welcomed by chapter presidents, members and guests Adam, Shirley and Shearman treated their audiences to an in-depth look at how the conservation and epigraphy field schools and the practices utilized in TT 110 have brought to light new information about the construction of the tomb and the career of its owner, Djhuty.

Dr. Jack Green, Chief Curator and Research Associate, Ms. Simona Cristanetti Assistant Conservator, and Ms. Alison Whyte, Associate Conservator, all from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago share the chronology of this important First Intermediate Period coffin recently conserved and put back on display for the first time in almost two decades.

Heliopolis once stood at the centre of the ancient Egyptian sun-cult, a core element of ancient Egyptian religion for more than three millennia. Today the site is seriously threatened by new construction and a rapidly rising water table.

October 2015

 ARCE Cairo hosted an exceptional group of 20 young Americans and Egyptians on October 19 as part of the Shafik Gaber Foundation East-West: The Art of Dialogue Fellowship. ARCE Director Dr. Gerry Scott welcomed the Fellows and provided an overview of ARCE’s history in Egypt. Read more >>

ARCE is pleased to announce the awarding of a short-term fellowship to Mr. Shaaban Ahmed Abdelgawad, who will conduct research for his master’s thesis from Cairo University.

September 2015

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August 2015

Short on ideas for summer reading? Start with this one-on-one interview with Janis Susan May, author and proud founding member of the North Texas ARCE Chapter.

Publishing simultaneously under four pseudonyms, the author shares her deep passion for Egypt and writing and then reveals the genesis of her current project, A Killing at El Kab.

With the support of the Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant (AEF) from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), the Conservation Lab at the Oriental Institute is undergoing a project to study and conserve the First Intermediate Period painted wood coffin of Ipi-ha-ishutef, army scribe and commander.

Laura Mora, one of the most influential painting conservators of the twentieth century, passed away in Rome at the age of 93, on May 30, 2015.

July 2015

ARCE staff in Egypt were pleased to welcome the newly arrived USAID-Egypt Mission Chief, Sherry Carlin, to two of ARCE's most high-profile projects recently.

ARCE and USAID, with the support of the Ministry of Antiquities, would like to congratulate the recent graduates from ARCE’s 2014 – 2015 Conservation Field School!

March 2015

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a grant to continue ARCE's work in the areas of Luxor, Sohag, and Cairo.

An exciting opportunity to share the new discoveries with the Minister of Antiquities, Governor of Luxor, USAID/Egypt Mission Chief, and Egyptian media.

Testimony submitted to the House and Senate Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for Fiscal Year 2016. The House version is provided here.

ARCE is delighted to announce that Associate Director, John Shearman, and his TT 110 team in Luxor have discovered a previously unknown private Dynasty 18 tombs of Rebiu and Samut at Sheikh Abd el Qurna, Luxor

Read about the most recent season at Malqata, the ceremonial palace complex of the 18th Dynasty king Amenhotep III on the west bank at Thebes.

February 2015

ARCE partners with the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University (PSU) for a five-week seminar entitled, Egypt in Flux: the Ebb and Flow of History.

The Oriental Institute recently received a grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) to conserve an important ancient Egyptian coffin in their collection.

November 2014

In May 2014, a film crew of three from The Visionaries traveled to Egypt for the start of a four-day whirlwind schedule to capture the collaboration of Americans and Egyptians working together to preserve Egypt's cultural heritage through the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).

The long awaited, eagerly anticipated, members only visit to the Arts of Greco-Roman Egypt Gallery and state-of-the-art conservation laboratory at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu did not disappoint.

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