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December 2010

The ARCE chapters demonstrated their remarkable vigor this fall as they organized and hosted a 12-city speaking tour featuring invited lecturer Dr. Barry Kemp.
The fourth book of the American University in Cairo Press's "ARCE Conservation Series" is now available: Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City, by Peter Sheehan.

November 2010

Longtime ARCE member and supporter Dr. Benson Harer's fascinating research into the cause of King Tut's death is featured on

September 2010

On September 19, 2010 Dr. Zahi Hawass, Dr. Gerry Scott, and Dr. Janice Kamrin officiated at the graduation ceremony for the Egyptian Museum Registrar Training Project.
Archaeologists John and Deborah Darnell, co-directors of Yale University's Theban Desert Road Survey, discuss exciting new findings at Kharga Oasis in a fascinating article from the New York Times.

August 2010

The Marina el-Alamein archaeological site on Egypt's North coast is making headlines as it prepares to open for tourists this September.

ARCE's project to document and conserve 16,000 talatat blocks at Karnak Temple is featured today in an article on

Dr. Andrew Bednarski, ARCE's Assistant to the Director for Special Projects, talks to about the fascinating work that he is undertaking on a newly-discovered illustrated manuscript written by 19th century French Egypt explorer Frédéric Caillaud. 

July 2010

Dr. Cheryl Ward, Director of Coastal Carolina University's Center for Archaeology and Anthropology, received some great local press following the announcement of her $25,000 ARCE Antiquities Endowment Fund grant.
The second Salvage Archaeology Field School in Luxor (January-February 2010), a joint effort between ARCE and Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), is documented with exciting detail and beautiful photography in a recent issue of AERA's AERAGRAM newsletter.
ARCE's dedication to preserving Egypt's monuments and cultural history is featured today on, a UK-based interactive website and blog devoted to exploring the ancient world.

June 2010

ARCE's ongoing conservation efforts in Luxor and a related upcoming lecture by ARCE's Andrew Bednarski were the topics of this morning's blog post by Toronto Correspondent Owen Jarus.
ARCE's new class of Summer Arabic Language students has arrived and classes began in earnest at the ARCE Cairo Center this week.
Dr. Salima Ikram's recent book, Egyptology: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2009), received a wonderful review today on, a UK-based website and blog devoted to exploring the ancient world.

The AUC Press is talking "ARCE." A recent news piece on the AUC Press website features an interview with Senior Development Editor Randi Danforth in which she discusses the painstaking but rewarding process of editing ARCE's new book, Preserving Egypt's Cultural Heritage.

May 2010

ARCE student members were in top form during the recent ARCE Annual Meeting in Oakland, with two California students garnering the 1st and 2nd Place Best Student Paper Awards sponsored by ARCE's Chapter Council

April 2010

A unique new Egyptian exhibit opened at Berkeley's Phoebe A. Hearst Museum yesterday, and ARCE is proud to have played a part in making it happen.
Research by ARCE members Salima Ikram, Nathaniel Dominy and Gillian Leigh Moritz was recently featured in the UK's Independent newspaper. The team analyzed baboon mummies from the British Museum to reveal the long-disputed location of "Punt," a land of exotic riches often referred to by the ancient Egyptians.
ARCE member Dr. Kathryn Bard is among two hundred and twenty-nine leaders and visionaries to be elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.
ARCE's new book, "Preserving Egypt's Cultural Heritage: " is the topic of a recent post in the LA Times' "Babylon and Beyond" blog.

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