The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1948 by a consortium of educational and cultural institutions to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster broader knowledge among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties. ARCE facilitated research in Egypt by individuals and American research institutions. It provides a permanent base in Cairo for scholars studying Egypt from prehistory to the present day. More than a dozen archaeological teams sponsored by leading US and Canadian museums and universities are assisted annually by our Cairo center.

The ARCE Pennsylvania chapter (ARCE-PA) is the local branch of the national institution and counts both members of the general public and scholars among its membership. We host monthly events, from lectures to movie nights to occasional Egyptian workshops. For more information or to learn about the perks of membership, visit or email

Visit the national ARCE website.

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