ARCE

Jocelyn Gohary documenting talatat blocks

Description:
Jocelyn Gohary documenting talatat blocks
Physical Description:
1 color photograph
Photographer:
Image capture by Owen Murray
Date Created:
November 2, 2009
Collection:
Akhenaten Talatat Project Conservation
Series:
Conservation work in progress
Location:
Luxor, Egypt, Al Uqşur, and Al Karnak
Time Period:
New Kingdom and 18th Dynasty
Topic:
Relief (Art), Art, Ancient--Egypt, and Masonry--conservation and restoration
Genre:
color photographs
Creative Commons License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Local ID:
arce_ca_atp_projectstaff_365.tif
Project History:
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) managed the implementation of the Akhenaten Talatat Project Conservation. The project’s objective was to clean, conserve, photograph, and record approximately 16,000 talatat blocks found in the Pennsylvania Magazine, a result of King Akhenaten’s reign. Dr. Jocelyn Gohary directed the project with assistant director Dr. Rawya Ismail, and conservation work was made possible with the support of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (formerly the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities).
Funding Agency:
Conservation of the Akhenaten Talatat blocks in the Pennsylvania magazine was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agreement No. 263-A-00-04-00018-00 under the Egyptian Antiquities Project (EAP), and through the administration and facilitation of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).