Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology Peter Der Manuelian's Giza Project is featured on this NEH website, "Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World"
With the ongoing destruction of cultural sites and collections in the Middle East, the protection of archaeological and historical resources in that important region has become an international priority. Through the Division of Preservation and Access the NEH is working to preserve and make accessible large and valuable collections of art and archaeological remains, cuneiform texts, seal impressions, and coins and manuscripts from the Near East and across the Mediterranean. These materials represent some of humankind’s first efforts at recording history and shed light on the ancient languages, artistic traditions, and the social, political, and economic environments of numerous Mesopotamian and Mediterranean cultures and city-states. The six projects featured below underscore the rich, yet fragile, legacy of these ancient civilizations. Read full article.