About the ARCE Archival Collection

Egypt’s vibrant cultural past resonates in its heritage sites, in the desert and the delta, in metropolitan Cairo and tombs dotting the rocky landscape. Covering the full breadth of 7,000 years of Egyptian history, the conservation archive of the American Research Center in Egypt represents projects that documented and protected 95 of these heritage sites. The conservation archive represents a 25-year relationship with the U.S. Agency for International Development to preserve Egypt’s cultural heritage and comprises tens of thousands of materials – including maps, images, reports and other records - that capture the immense significance of these historic places - some that are closed to the public, have deteriorated substantially or are no longer standing. 

Accessing the Archive

ARCE stewards a singular archive of project documentation with a concentration of materials on lost or inaccessible sites throughout Egypt. Scholars may make requests to access project reports, images and related documents at the Cairo Center by contacting the head of libraries and archives.


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