Seti I Temple at Abydos. Photo by Timothy Lavelle / Flickr

The southern Egyptian site of Abydos, where the Kelsey sponsors the University of Michigan Abydos Middle Cemetery Project, is now on the World Monuments Fund 2022 Monuments Watch List

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Since 1965, the WMF global team of experts has preserved the world's diverse cultural heritage using the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in 112 countries. 

The 2022 Watch spotlights 25 heritage sites of extraordinary significance, facing pressing challenges, and where World Monuments Fund’s partnership with local communities has the potential to make a meaningful difference.