Rescue Archaeology at Deir el-Ballas

"A long overlooked, but nonetheless important pharaonic Egyptian site is that of Deir el-Ballas. located in the Qena district of Upper Egypt it that of Deir el Ballas, which suffered from severe damage and deterioration. This project made several restoration and protection interventions to tackle the issue." Project Director: Peter Lacovara

Features of the Deir El Ballas site had been damaged/destroyed. In response to damage at the site from the encroachment of the modern town and damage done to the standing monuments inflicted by looters during the recent revolution, Peter Lacovara made a reconnaissance from January 10th to the 24th 2017 to assess the condition of the site possible ways to protect and restore the standing structures. Thanks to a grant from ARCE’s Antiquities Endowment Fund, Peter and his team returned under the auspices of the Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund and American University in Cairo in order to stabilize, secure and protect the remaining ancient features.

Project Details


Location: Qina, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund Project partner(s): American University in Cairo Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $75,000 Commencement Date: 11/2018 Project Status: Completed
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