Online Seminar on the Amarna Archaeological Site, Egypt

When :

from Tuesday 2 June, 2020
to Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Online meeting, Cairo, Egypt

Contact :

Within the framework of the World Heritage Capacity Building Programme in Egypt, an online seminar will be held on 2 June 2020 for officials and heritage managers in Egypt using the Amarna archaeological site as a case study.
Over the years, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States in Cairo has been providing its assistance in the capacity building of heritage managers and government officials in the Arab States on different aspects of the World Heritage Convention. In the last biennium, the workshops on the following topics were held: Retrospective Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) and the Delineation of Site Boundaries, Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), and the Periodic Reporting process.

Building on this, and at the request of the Egyptian authorities, an online seminar will be held on 2 June 2020 for government officials and heritage site managers at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA). The seminar aims to provide the opportunity for learning the World Heritage process by taking into account the ongoing work on updating Egypt’s Tentative List. The team composed of national and international experts will join the seminar, presenting the recent developments related to the archaeological research and management plan development. Amarna is an extensive archaeological site in the south of the city of Minya in Egypt that represents the remains of the capital city newly established (1346 BC) and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten.