Preserving Egypt's Cultural Heritage

by Aboul Saad

Ancient Egyptian, Roman, Coptic and Islamic sites further our understanding of the rich cultural history of Egypt. In recent years the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has conducted large-scale preservation and training activities at important archaeological sites throughout Egypt in collaboration with Egyptian colleagues and the Ministry of State for Antiquities. ARCE has also responded to urgent needs in Egypt since the events of January 2011. Working in Egypt since 1948, ARCE supports scholarly research in Egypt in a variety of areas including archaeology, training, site documentation and mapping, and conservation. Dina Aboul Saad will give an overview of ARCE’s archaeological projects and the impact these projects have in Egypt. This program is cosponsored by the Egyptian American Society of Houston.

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