The American Research Center in Eygpt

Expeditions Archive

Expeditions Archive

ARCE was established to support archaeological work in Egypt. While its activities have expanded over the years to encompass other forms of scholarly research, archaeology remains a primary area of focus of ARCE's member institutions.

Past expeditions are listed below.


Pennsylvania Museum
Yale University
Institute of Fine Arts, New York
Director: David O'Connor
December 2010 - May 2015

University of Pennsylvania
Director: Harold Dibble
December 2007 – January 2008

Stoney Brook University
Director: Stephen Harvey
February - June 2010

University of Pennsylvania
Director: Jane Hill
September 2007 - November 2007

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Director: David Anderson
December 2009 - January 2010

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
Director: Janet Richards
February - April 2009
January - March 2011 
March - May 2013
November - December 2014

New York University
Director: Sameh Iskander, Ogden Goelet
December 2008 - March 2015

University of Pennsylvania
Yale University
Directors: David O'Connor and Matthew Adams
December 2008 - April 2009

University of Pennsylvania
Yale University
New York University
Director: Joseph Wegner
March 2008 - June 2015
November 2015 - June 2016


Director: Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe
December 2012 - February 2013


University of California, Berkeley
Director: Carol Redmount
July 2009 –  August 2009
December 2011 - July 2012


De Paul University
Director: Scott Bucking
December 2014


Director: Christoph Bouleau
July 2008 - June 2009
Director: Jane Smythe
December 2014 - March 2015
McMaster University, Canada
Dr. Sarah Symons
June 2015
Director: Peter Sheehan
January - March 2010


New York University
Columbia University
Director: Roger Bagnall
January 2010
September 2010 - May 2011

Dakhla Oasis

Director: Roger Bagnall

Amheida, in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt's Western Desert, has been settled since the Old Kingdom and perhaps much earlier--finds around the site suggest that people were in the area already in the Palaeolithic period. But most of what's visible on the surface is of the Roman period, before the abandonment of the ancient city of Trimithis, probably at the end of the fourth century A.D. Read more>>


The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Trust
Director: Dr. Peter Lacovara
January 2015


University of West Indies
Director: Sabrina Rampersad
December 2015 - January 2016


Director: Gerry D. Scott, III
October 2010 - December 2010


Duke University
Director: Elwyn Simons
October 2008
University of California, Los Angeles
Director: Willeke Wendrich
September 2009 - December 2010

University of California
Directors: Willeke Wendrich, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); René Cappers, Rijkuniversiteit Groningen (RUG)
September - December 2008
October - December 2012


Brown University
Cairo University
Directors: Tohfa Handoussa and Edward Brovarski
February 2009 - March 2009

The University of Chicago, Ancient Egypt Research Associates
Director: Mark Lehner
December 2008 – November 2010
December 2010 - November 2011
January - December 2012


Dr. Mark Lehner
September - October 2011
May - October 2013

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director: Dr. Sara Parcak 
May l5 – July 30, 2010
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Director: Edward Brovarski
May - June 2010


Director: Jocelyn Gohary
Assistant Director: Rawya M. Ismail
September 2009 – August 2011

Director: Betsy Bryan

The Johns Hopkins University mission in Egypt, led by Dr. Betsy Bryan, has conducted excavation and conservation work in the Mut Temple precinct of Karnak since 2001. Excavation work has taken place behind the Sacred Lake of the complex as well as within the Temple itself, uncovering industrial and food-processing areas of the Eighteenth Dynasty, New Kingdom enclosure walls and adjacent workshop areas, and remnants of a porch of Hatshepsut found buried beside the Mut Temple. Conservation work has included the rebuilding of interior walls, the cleaning and conservation of decorated and inscribed New Kingdom sandstone and limestone blocks, and the creation of an open-air museum, among other accomplishments. Read more>>

Director: Mark Lehner, Ancient Egypt Research Associates
January 2009


Northern Arizona
Indiana University
Director: Eugene Cruz-Uribe
June - July 2010
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Directors: Diana Craig Patch and Peter Lacovara
December 2008 - January 2009
February - March 2010
January - March 2011
January - March 2012
January - March 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Directors: Diana Craig Patch
January - March 2015

January - February 2017

University of Arizona
Director: Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman/Dr. Richard H. Wilkinson
December 2008 - January 2015

April 2015 - July 2015

Director: Diana Craig Patch

Read about the most recent season at Malqata, the ceremonial palace complex of the 18th Dynasty king Amenhotep III on the west bank at Thebes. Read more >>

Read the Malqata blog >>

Georgia State University
Director: Melinda Hartwig, Georgia State University
April 2007 and May 2009


University of Chicago, Ancient Egypt Research Associates
Director: Mark Lehner
August - November 2013


York University, Toronto
Director : Dr. Robyn Gillam
June l5 – July 3, 2010


Tomb of Teti
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Director: David Silverman
November 2007 – December 2007


Trinity International University
Director: James Hoffmeier
March 2008 - April 2008
University of Toronto
Director: Gregory Mumford
May 2008 – July 2008


University of California, Berkeley
Director: Carol Redmount
December 2011 - April 2012

Director: Dr. Elizabeth Bolman
January 2009 - December 2010
January - March 2015

Director: Darlene Brooks Hedstrom
September 2008 - December 2008
Director: Gillian Pyke
May - December 2010

Dr. Stephen Davis/Gillian Pyke
January - December 2012
March 2013 - February 2014
January - December 2015


University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director: Dr. Gregory Mumford 
June 30 – August l5, 2010


University of Toronto
Director: Gregory Mumford
Summer 2009

University of the West Indies
Director: Sabrina Rampersad
December 2008 
December 2010 - January 2011
June 2011 - July 2011

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director: Dr. Gregory Mumford
May 15 – August 15, 2010


York University
Director: Dr. Robin Gillam
Decmber 2014

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