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COLORFUL REMAINS PRESERVED BY ARCE CONSERVATION FIELD SCHOOL

COLORFUL REMAINS PRESERVED BY ARCE CONSERVATION FIELD SCHOOL

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COLORFUL REMAINS PRESERVED BY ARCE CONSERVATION FIELD SCHOOL

ARCE’s current job creation and site improvement project, supported by USAID and in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities, involves two historic sites: Dra Abu el-Naga north of Qurna and Qurnet Marai south of our previous project at TT110 in Qurna.  The main tourist attraction at Dra Abu el-Naga will be the two New Kingdom nobels' tombs that are the focus of the current Conservation Field School led by ARCE Luxor Conservation Manager, Khadija Adam. The field school began in October 2015 and conservation of both tombs will be completed by the end of 2016.

The tombs consist of TT 286 (for Niay who was the Scribe of the Table) and TT 159 (for Raya who was the Fourth Prophet of Amun). Although the tombs were robbed of many of their wall paintings, many beautiful painted surfaces still remain. Both tombs have received conservation and stabilization treatments.

Here are a few images showing the results of ARCE’s work. These were taken during a recent visit in December by ARCE Cairo and USAID staff. Photos by Kathleen Scott. 

 

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