Late Roman, Byzantine and Medieval
Sheikh Abd el-Gurna (Egypt) - Book Conservation Project
Dates of work: January/February and May 2010
Director: Anna Thommée, senior conservator of art works (Polish Ateliers for Conservation of Cultural Property, Toruń)
SCA representative: Safinez Ali Mohamed Ali, conservator (National Museum of Alexandria)
The conservation of three Coptic manuscripts discovered in the refuse dump of a hermitage at Sheikh Abd el-Gurna in 2005 was continued, monitoring the state of preservation of the two papyrus codices and the parchment book and addressing the need to improve conditions of storage, following the results of a laboratory microbiological analysis carried out on samples.