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2013 Luxor Field School

2013 Luxor Field School

2013 Luxor Field School

During the 2012-2013 season in Luxor, ARCE conducted three separate field schools to train archaeologists, conservators, and for the first time, photographers.

The candidates for both the archaeology and conservation field schools were chosen through an interview process. The schools were advertised, Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) inspectors applied, and suitable candidates were called for an interview. This was ARCE's first archaeology field school organized, run, and taught completely by Egyptians, and in Arabic (though written documentation was produced in English for ARCE archives). Those leading the training were former graduates of the several ARCE field schools conducted in past years in association with Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA).

This was the first season in which ARCE developed a supervisory field school where six conservators who had been through ARCE's basic and advanced programs were given additional training and instruction in areas such as budgeting, scheduling, and teamwork applications.

The archaeology field school was held at Theban Tomb 110.

The conservation field school was held at Theban Tomb 110 and the Isis Temple at Deir El-Shelwit.

The photography field school used the work in Luxor as subject matter for hands-on photographic documentation training.

In June, 2013, 105 of our MSA colleagues received certificates during a festive and enthusiastic graduation ceremony held at the Mummification Museum in Luxor.

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