The Egypt Exploration Society

Excavation Fund Appeal 2011/12 - Egypt

To support our expert teams to carry out ground-breaking archaeological fieldwork in the Nile Delta and Valley. The high water table, caused in part by climate change, is causing environmental changes throughout Egypt and impacting on the archaeological sites, making our work a race against time.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (212384)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£9,000

Amount raised

£6,727

Donations

50

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • I'm impressed by the quality and newness of what you're doing - and by its importance

    — Her Britannic Majesty‚Äôs Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr James Watt, CVO

  • The Excavation Fund will support our ground-breaking research and help us to train more Egyptian students at EES Field Schools.

    — Christopher Naunton - Deputy Director EES.

  • I'm impressed by the quality and newness of what you're doing - and by its importance

    — Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr James Watt, CVO

  • The Excavation Fund will support our ground-breaking research and help us to train more Egyptian students at EES Field Schools.

    — Christopher Naunton - Deputy Director EES.

Situation

The archaeological sites in Egypt are at risk and our teams of professional volunteer archaeologists work closely with the Egyptian authorities and other international field teams to help safeguard the future of a number of ancient sites across the Nile Delta and Valley. This really is a race against time, if left unrecorded, many of these ancient sites will simply disappear, a disaster for future generations of enthusiasts, historians and scholars alike.

Solution

At such an important time in Egyptian history, the Egypt Exploration Society is well placed to undertake cutting-edge research and to support young Egyptian students who wish to work in the field. We increasingly set up Field Schools which train young Egyptian students during our 'digging seasons'. The Excavation Fund will support future seasons of fieldwork in the Egypt and as many Field Schools as capacity allows.