Africa

Projects in Africa

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Cairo Jewish Synagogues study

The project enabled the historical documentation of the city’s synagogues, including detailed illustrations of existing buildings. The report at hand surveys Cairo’s Sephardic…

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Emergency Conservation & Preparation of a Detailed Conservation Project on Bab Al-'Azab & its Immediate Surroundings

“The lower enclosure of the Citadel” is a huge heritage site, which includes 12 registered monuments and 46 non-registered historic buildings of heritage value. The lower encl…

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Egyptian Museum in Cairo Coins Conservation Project

This project was the second field school of its type dedicated to the restoration of coins discovered in Egypt, followed on from the programme held in 2016 at Karnak, which ra…

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Endangered Hermitages: Documenting Coptic Heritage in Middle Egypt and the Eastern Desert

The Endangered Hermitages project aimed at conducting professional photographic survey and documentation of hermitages in the Eastern Desert, that are a significant testimony …

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Khufu's Wadi el-Jarf Papyri Preservation

In 2013, several papyrus fragments were excavated in the Wadi el-Jarf. On site, they were dusted, roughly flattened and mounted between glass using stripes of Filmoplast. The …

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Conservation of the ambulatories and western wall at the Templ e of Repit in Athribis (Sohag)

The conservation project allowed the emergency treatment of a very large area of the temple of Repit in Athribis to take place, with its aim to mitigate the risk of irreversib…

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The Pyramid Complex of King Sahura- Protection, Restoration and Documentation

Under the direction of Mohamed Ismail, a conservation project of the interior apartments of the pyramid complex of Sahura at Abusir was undertaken in 2019. The work concentrat…

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Conservation of the Mausoleum of Amir Mankalibugha

The purpose of the architectural conservation project in the mid-14th century mausoleum of Amir Mankalibugha next to the Sultan Qaitbey’s complex in the Eastern Cemetery in Ca…

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Digital Preservation: laser scanning at the White Monastery (Dayr Anbā Shinūda) in Sohag

The 5th century White Monastery church is among the oldest surviving Christian monuments in Egypt. Two sections of masonry in a critical condition at the west end of the churc…

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