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As part of the Fayum Landscape Management Project, which encompasses archaeological landscape features in (the vicinity of) the research area, UCLA is developing a management plan for Karanis (Kom Aushim). This project has been supported with two grants from ARCE's Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF). It includes a damage and risk analysis for this earthen-architecture site, which, eighty years after having been excavated and left exposed to wind and rain, appears to have deteriorated greatly.
The AEF grants have also enabled first-aid conservation and the urgent stabilization of the Beyt Mandoub Sami, the excavation house of the University of Michigan in the 1920's, used as a rural weekend escape by the British Ambassador Sir Miles Lampson in the 1930's. The plan is to restore this sprawling mud brick building, a wonderful example of vernacular architecture of the early twentieth century, over the next five years, and to establish a visitors' center.
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.