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Kom Ombo Hero Image
Project Spotlight
By May al-Ibrashy When the only woman to rule Egypt in the Islamic period was considering where she wanted to be buried, she could have chosen from many hallowed locations, including her husband's...
Wood conservation
Project Spotlight
By Kathlyn M. Cooney, UCLA For most of its history, Egyptology has looked upon tomb robbery and funerary arts reuse as aberrant, regressive and abnormal. Documents like the Tomb Robbery Papyri have...
Coffin of the Lady of the House, Weretwahset, Reinscribed for Bensuipet Containing Face Mask and Openwork Body Covering
Heba Abd El Salam U.S. Program Advisor, Alexandria headquarters Dr. Heba Abd EL Salam earned her Ph.D. in public history from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in anthropology...
Facade of Hajjaj mosque
Project Spotlight
The effort to restore the unique wall paintings in this 18-dynasty tomb in Luxor was led by archaeologist Lyla Pinch-Brock, in partnership with ARCE and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Tomb of Anen
Work with the American Research Center in Egypt at our Alexandria, Virginia headquarters.
Project Spotlight
From 1998 to 2004, ARCE carried out a comprehensive project to document and conserve Coptic icons - visually striking and spiritually invaluable images that are rooted in early Coptic artistic...
Coptic Icon
Project Spotlight
Shattered in antiquity, the sarcophagus of Ramesside ruler, Rameses VI, remained damaged and undocumented until Egyptologist Edwin Brock, in partnership with ARCE, began a project to reconstruct it in...
Rameses VI lid
Project Spotlight
ARCE's cultural heritage preservation activities in Egypt foster economic, environmental and social resiliency, speaking to the organization's commitment to sustainable practices and outcomes.
Red Monastery Landscape
Project Spotlight
In commemoration of ARCE’s 70th anniversary in 2018, we’ve scoured the project archives to highlight seven decades of work in excavation, research and preservation of Egypt’s cultural heritage.
Detail of niche artwork at Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque