The EES is delighted to run our annual Egyptian Archaeology Skills School from 10th–14th July 2023 at its London office. Each day will have a 3-hour morning and a 3-hour afternoon session which focuses on a different skill set used in excavation and taught by experts in their respective fields.

For many students, experience at excavations in the UK and Europe are not adequate preparation for work in Egypt, as the organisation of an excavation – including the duties of the team members and current political situations – differs greatly. However, procuring a placement, time, and funds to participate on an excavation in Egypt is sometimes very difficult for students who are engrossed in their postgraduate studies. While the Skills School cannot replace the experience of on-site training, it is a great opportunity to introduce students to the various types of skills that are required on an excavation in Egypt and to give them the chance to discover whether they have an aptitude for particular parts of the work. Moreover, the School offers the possibility to meet students from other universities and exchange ideas as well as experiences.

Spaces are strictly limited to eight places to allow for maximum engagement with the lecturers and the provision of practical activities throughout the week. This course is for anyone currently undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Egyptology, or related discipline, or within five years of having been awarded their degree. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and proof of institutional affiliation will be required.


Student members £200

You must be an EES member to attend this Skills School, please join the Egypt Exploration Society here.

Event tickets are only refundable if a replacement is found and notice is provided at least one month prior to the event start date.


Download the preliminary schedule here.

Notice of any changes will be sent to registered students.

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