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The Hisn al-Bab Conservation Project

The Hisn al-Bab Conservation Project

Grantee: Pamela Rose: Austrian Archaeological Institute in Cairo

Category: Conservation, Preservation & Presentation

Objective: Hisn al-Bab is a unique surviving example of a type of Nubian architecture known as the ‘fortified settlement,’ all other examples are now lost under Lake Nasser. This fortified settlement is located on the east bank of the Nile south of the First Cataract, marking the historic border between Egypt and Nubia and can be identified with the Nubian frontier post of al-Qasr, mentioned by 10th Century Arab historians. This AEF award will go towards supporting three key architectural conservation needs of the fort, specifically the central tower, the smaller south tower and the south gate.

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