The Departments of Classics and Art History & Archaeology are thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor Nicola Aravecchia has received an award totaling $40,000 over two years from the Mark S. Weil and Joan M. Hall Endowment for Art History & Archaeology. The award will help Dr. Aravecchia resume the excavations at Amheida (ancient Trimithis) in the Dakhla Oasis of Egypt’s Western Desert. Long a part of the site’s excavation team, and an expert on its important fourth-century Christian church complex, Dr. Aravecchia has recently taken on the role of Archaeological Field Director.
To learn about the history and progress of excavations at Amheida, sponsored by New York University and Columbia University, visit the project’s website at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
The Mark S. Weil and Joan M. Hall Endowment for Art History and Archaeology was created in 2021 to fund major research projects for faculty and students along with collaborative initiatives in the visual arts.