ARCE Field School in Luxor Find us
Director: Mark Lehner, Ancient Egypt Research Associates
January 2005 - 2012
Under the direction of Dr. Mark Lehner of Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), the ARCE Field School has won public recognition from the SCA (now the Ministry of State for Antiquities, or MSA), and is a successful capacity building project that garners expertise from the international archaeological community to share knowledge about excavation, recording and conservation techniques and standards in a "hands-on" environment.
In April 2011, the 3rd season was launched in Luxor go analyze material that the Salvage Archaeology Field School excavated from the remaining old Luxor mound before modern construction cleared the area. This mound was nearly as high as a two-story building. As each layer was excavated, recovered items were documented and prepared for further analysis.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.