The study of ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to Early Islamic period is a central part of the ACRC's research program, with strong foci on the Pharaonic period (from predynastic to New Kingdom), Graeco-Roman Egypt, and Early Christianity and Coptic monasticism. ACRC researchers lead excavations at 11 sites in Egypt, ranging from Predynastic tombs and temples, though Old and New Kingdom tombs, to Coptic monasteries. Research projects address aspects of material culture, art history, cultural change, and languages in Pharaonic, Hellenistic and Roman, and Late Antique / Early Islamic Egypt.


ACRC teams are carrying out recording, excavation, or surveys at Beni Hassan; Helwan; Meir; Sohag; Tehna; Thebes; Abou Rawash; Wadi Araba; and Ganub Qasr al-'Aguz.

Art, Culture, and History of Pharaonic Egypt

Language, Script, and History in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt

Early Christianity and Coptic Monasticism

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