SCA to launch new antiquities research centre

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 20 Oct 2011

New centre will serve as science/technology hub for Egypt's archaeology sector, says SCA head Mostafa Amin

Within the framework of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA)’s efforts to develop the archaeological techniques at its disposal, the council soon plans to inaugurate a new Antiquities Research Centre.

According to SCA Secretary-General Mostafa Amin, the centre will cater to SCA employees with masters and doctoral competencies in order to take advantage of their respective skills and scientific knowledge to develop Egypt’s archaeological sector.

Amin pointed out that centre personnel would provide research aimed at developing and restoring the country’s many archaeological sites using the latest international methods and techniques.

“The centre will serve as a science/technology hub to facilitate SCA employees’ studies and research, while establishing new mechanisms for promoting archaeology and creating a future vision for the SCA,” Amin told Ahram online.

A committee, headed up by the SCA’s Islamic monuments and scientific research consultant, Ahmed Zayat, has been drawn up to design the centre. The council’s financial department is currently following up on all legal procedures necessary for launching the centre.

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