In February 2023, ARCE was awarded a grant by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), that builds on the Agency’s past investments at Khonsu Temple and the Pennsylvania Talatat Magazine in Karnak Temple in Luxor. This grant will also introduce some new and much-needed investment at the site of Abydos in Upper Egypt.

The grant, known as the Cultural Heritage Tourism II (CHT II) project, will run until September 2024 and will result in the construction of a new storage magazine for the ‘Pennsylvania’ Talatat blocks, and the development of visitor infrastructure in and around the Osireion monument in Abydos.

To know more about the visitor infrastructure improvements at the Osireion monument at Abydos, click here.

To know more about the CHTII grant overall, click here.

This webpage is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the American Research Center in Egypt and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.