Site Protection at the Red Monastery Church near Sohag, Upper Egypt

The project addressed escalating conservation risks that seriously affect the preservation of the Red Monastery Church at Sohag and jeopardize its sustainability. These risks comprise the encroachment of vehicles close to the historic church, the increased volume of ground water around the building and a major infestation of termites. Project Director: Nicholas Warner

The project addressed escalating conservation risks that seriously affect the preservation of the Red Monastery Church at Sohag and jeopardize its sustainability. These risks comprise the encroachment of vehicles close to the historic church, the increased volume of ground water around the building and a major infestation of termites. The project implemented a range of interventions around the immediate perimeter of the church designed to combat these threats. While the ARCE Red Monastery Project is funded by USAID, the work that were proposed formed a discrete project supported by AEF Funds. As with all historic buildings in a changing environment, many conservation risks have developed that were unforeseen when the USAID grant was awarded, such as those addressed.

Project Details


Location: Sohag, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): American University in Cairo Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $98,759 Commencement Date: 06/2018 Project Status: Completed
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