Return to Memphis: Field school begins its 2nd year

December 8th, 2016

Top: A student and field school supervisor celebrate her mastery of the auto level. Bottom: A student works on her 3D model of the House of the Apis Bull at Memphis.

Top: A student and field school supervisor celebrate her mastery of the auto level.
Bottom: A student works on her 3D model of the House of the Apis Bull at Memphis.

In September, we began work on the second year of our heritage, outreach and training project at Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital city. Over a three month period this fall we will be training nearly 50 Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities inspectors in cultural heritage management, site interpretation, community engagement, archaeological site recording, and research techniques.

In collaboration with our Egyptian field school students, we’re creating bilingual Arabic/English websites, brochures and guidebooks with information about the ancient city available for both tourists and scholars, and will produce the first fully illustrated catalog of objects from the Memphis Open Air Museum. We’re also building a walking circuit with information panels around the remains of the city, so that its ancient sites can be opened to tourists for the first time next year!

This project is a partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the University of York and is made possible thanks to a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Click here for more information about the Memphis Site and Community Development project.