Library Snapshot

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The St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library is a specialized, closed-stack library that is free and open to the public. We’d like to take you inside our operations to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our diverse patrons. 

Our local histories attract many people with varied interests. A few weeks ago, six Egyptian archaeologist visited the library as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. Saint Augustine was one of the stops for their program. The group was interested in documentation and digitization efforts and we were excited to show them our space. 

The attendees were as follows:

Mr. Mahmoud Mamdouh Mokhtar Abdelhafez Archaeological Inspector, Ancient Quarries and Mines Department Ministry of Antiquities
Mr. Ayman Mohamed Damrani Abdelkarim Antiquities Inspector, Supreme Council of Antiquities
Mr. Essam Mahmoud Mohamed Ahmed Inspector, KARNACK Temples, Avenue of Sphinxes
Ms. Reham Mahmoud Zaky  Elsayed Inspector and Archaeologist, Ministry of Antiquities
Ms. Amira Fawzy Ali Ibrahim Archivist, Objects Documentation, Sphinx Avenue Excavation Project, Ministry of Antiquities
Mr. Ahmed Masoud Hassane Mohamed Antiquities Inspector, The Nubian Rocky Temple of Amada and Assebou, Ministry of Antiquities
Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Archaeological Inspector, Aswan Museum, Ministry of Antiquities