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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.
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.