Africa

Projects in Africa

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Documentation of Indigenous African Musical Traditions in South Africa

This project involves the documentation of traditional music and its transcription into standard staff notation for preservation and use.

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Documentation of the Traditional Knowledge of the Ifa in Nigeria

This project involves the documentation of 256 “odus,” or stories, of the babalawos of Oyo state.

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A Unique Middle Kingdom Funerary Garden in Thebes: documentation, interpretation and conservation

The recent findings of the Spanish archaeological mission at Dra Abu el-Naga include a funerary garden of the 12th Dynasty with seeds and pollen in a remarkable state of prese…

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South Abydos Mastabas Project

The south Abydos mastabas project seeks to investigate the political, economic, and ideological situation during Dynasty XIII, a period of 150-170 years in which more than 50 …

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Recording & Preserving Remains from the Darb Ain Amur

The project, 'Recording and Preserving Remains from the Darb Ain Amur', focuses on recording and preserving the remains of human exploitation of the western portion of Kharga …

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White Monastery Church Conservation Project

The fifth-century Church of Anba Shenoute at the White Monastery (Dayr al-Abyad) in Sohag is one of the largest and most important late antique buildings in Egypt. The propose…

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Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project

The project aims to document and conserve hundreds of reliefs and inscriptions from the columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple. We are making high-resolution, "u…

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Conservation of the Wall Paintings at Amheida, Dakhleh Oasis: Prelininary Survey & Assessment Test

The unique Roman wall paintings awaiting study and conservation at the site of Amheida in the Dakhleh Oasis constitute one of the most important bodies of evidence from the Ro…

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Mausoleum of Shajar El-Durr Rehabilitation Project I

This project includes the conservation of the mausoleum of Shajar Al-Durr, Egypt’s only Islamic queen and the rehabilitation of the unfinished structure adjacent to it (built …

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