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American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)

Supporting research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture. Fostering a broader knowledge of Egypt among the general public. Strengthening American-Egyptian cultural ties.

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American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Projects

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X-Ray & CT Scanning of 22nd & 25th Dynasty Egyptian Mummies from Thebes

The project undertakes the scientific non-invasive examination, macroscopically, by x-ray, and by CT scanning, of two male and two female intact mummies (and the internal orga…

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Conservation of the Vestibule of the Tomb of Karakhamun (TT 223) in South Asasif

The vestibule in the Tomb of Karakhamun was found in 2011 and excavated in 2012. It is decorated with drawings of daily life scenes. This is the earliest known Kushite example…

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Preservation & Interpretation of the Palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Western Thebes I

The Palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata is probably the best-preserved ancient Egyptian royal palace. It has been excavated principally by American missions, periodically for m…

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The Doctor and the Pasha: Travels of Alessandro Ricci (Publication Subsidy)

The Doctor and the Pasha is the English-translated critical edition, with notes and introductory chapters, of fascinating travel account written in 1826 by Italian physician a…

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Site Management at Merimde Beni Salama Project

The large Neolithic site of Merimde Beni Salama is located in the Nile West Delta. Since it was last investigated in the early 1980s, it has been surrounded by farmland and us…

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Conservation of Ancient Wooden Coffins at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

This project involves the conservation of more than 150 ancient wooden coffins in the collection.

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3D Laser Scanning at the Red Monastery Church Project

The 5th c. Red Monastery church preserves much of its original, fragile painted decoration intact. 3D laser scanning will create a very high resolution (geospatial and photogr…

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Restoring Coins in Egypt: Field School in Karnak Project

Restoring coins is a way to offer a second life to ancient coins. In giving the opportunity to young conservators to learn about the latest techniques of coin conservation, ta…

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Conservation of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery of Basatin in Cairo

This project involves the development of a management and conservation plan for the 17-acre site.

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