ARCHiNOS Teams Up with the University of California, Los Angeles
12 November 2012
The site of ancient Karanis –now Kom Aushim at the edge of the Fayyum Oasis—reveals crucial information about life in Egypt in the Ptolemaic and Roman times. However, prof. Willeke Wendrich of the archaeological team of the URU Fayum Project (University of California, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and University of Auckland) is interested not just in excavations, but also in long-term preservation of historic material and its presentation to the public. With the funding from the United States Ambassadors Fund and in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities, ARCHiNOS Architecture has begun work on conservation, protection, and presentation of statues and architectural details from the times of the Pharaohs that came to the site from rescue excavations in Kiman Faris (present day Fayum City).
Photo: Karanis, Fayyum, 23 Nov 2012. (Left to right): Agnieszka Dobrowolska, ARCHiNOS; King Ramesses II of Egypt; Prof. Willeke Wendrich, UCLA.