American Research Center in Egypt
New York Chapter

Upcoming Lectures:

Dr. Bob BrierThe Luxor Obelisk and its Journey to Paris, January 31, 2023, Co-Sponsored by the Salmagundi Club

Please enjoy ARCE’s podcast series. Here is the link:

ARCE Podcasts

Here is a partial list of the Podcasts available:

Preventive Conservation at the Red Monastery

Dr. Nicholas Warner tells us in this episode about the construction of this fascinating site and interesting stories behind it.

The Story Behind the Akhenaten Talatat Blocks

Part of the American Research Center in Egypt greater project umbrella of Khonsu Temple Conservation in the Karnak Temple complex, at Luxor, the Talatat Project had documented approximately 16,000 sandstone blocks from buildings constructed at Karnak by Akhenaten in the early years of his reign. The blocks are stored in a magazine adjacent to the west wall of the Khonsu Temple, which is known as the “Pennsylvania” magazine. The project started in 2008 and completed in 2012. 

Aftermath of Tutankhamen’s Reign

A talk by Maggie Bryson that discusses the aftermath of the reign of Tutankhamun, what happened after his death as well as the lasting impacts of the Amarna period on Egypt. She discusses the role of the general Horemheb and the transition to the next Dynasty. 

Tutankhamen’s Court

Nozomu Kawai explains the political situation during the reign of King Tutankhamun and highlights the most important women and men in his court. He also details the vast building program of the King and what could be his motives behind it.

The Lineage of Tutankhamen

This talk, by Dr. Aidan Dodson, discusses Tutankhamen’s family history, the DNA studies done on his mummy and some of the objects found in his tomb.

Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Dr. Salima Ikram discusses the tomb’s treasures and decorations, as well as the king’s mummy and what is unique about it.

Al Amasili Project in Rosetta

We talk with Dr. Kenawi about the Amasili Project: the multidisciplinary conservation of an Ottoman-period house in the center of Rosetta. In addition to learning about its novel approach to heritage conservation, we discuss threats to heritage sites and consider some unanswered questions about Egypt’s last Ptolemaic rulers.

ARCE is hard at work preserving many sites in Egypt for future generations. Please take a look at virtual tours of some of these sites:

The Jewish cemetery of Basatin

The Tomb of Menna

The Bab Zuwayla

Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque

Zawiya-Sabil Faraj IBN Barquq

Monastery of St. Anthony

The Museum at the Monastery of St. Anthony

Theban Tombs 159 and 286

The Temple of Khonsu at Karnak

The Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

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