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Visiting Luxor

Abydos project team members usually have the opportunity during the course of a field season to visit notable monuments and sites beyond the area of the project concession at Abydos itself.  Such visits allow IFA students and other project participants … Continue reading

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Encounters with Ancient Egyptians

The 2012 excavations at the funerary cult enclosure of king Khasekhemwy, the Shunet el-Zebib, are part of the project’s comprehensive program of excavation at the monument, undertaken in tandem with our architectural conservation efforts.  The excavations have two basic aims:  … Continue reading

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Windows on Abydos

For most team members the first window on Abydos opens from the project field house, which is situated half a kilometer from the edge of the Nile alluvial plain in the low desert at the edge of the river valley. The … Continue reading

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Returning to Abydos

  The Abydos Project of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, has resumed its fieldwork!  Although much remains uncertain in post-revolutionary Egypt, the Ministry of Antiquities continues to function, and archaeological projects throughout the country are operating normally … Continue reading

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Field Season @ Kimmel Galleries, NYU

Field Season: records, wandering perspectives, side notes, a selection of photographs from Abydos, by Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora. Curated by Ileana Selejan. On view: Thursday, January 5th 2012 – Sunday, April 15th 2012 Stovall Gallery, 8th Floor Kimmel … Continue reading

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Field Season: records, wandering perspectives, side notes

We hope you can join us for an opening reception at the IFA (Computer Labs), Tuesday September 6, 6-8PM.

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“Egypt at its Origins”

“Egypt at its Origins”, the Fourth International Conference on Predynastic & Early Dynastic Egypt is hosted by the IFA and the Metropolitan Museum from July 26 through July 30. Sat morning, July 30, features reports on Abydos and its environs.

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Introducing: Matthew Adams, field director

On January 22, we interviewed field director Matthew Adams at the field house in Abydos. He is one of those people who have been fortunate, or rather persistent enough to pursue things they have been passionately drawn to since early … Continue reading

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January 25: Rhythms and routines

It’s 6 PM, local time in Abydos. Half of us are in the lab, the other half strewn around the field house. 5 days into the new season. We’re acclimating, settling in; our paths draw lines that turn into daily … Continue reading

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January 24: 200 people

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