Our cause

How we make a difference

We believe that understanding and preserving past cultures is crucial for informing our shared identities and futures.

The man who knows and dwells in history adds a new dimension to his existence…

William Matthew Flinders Petrie


We do this by transcending modern political boundaries to explore Egyptian cultural heritage and sharing the results with a global community.

As the UK’s leading charity supporting archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt since 1882, we engage a diverse international audience of like-minded individuals to preserve and protect cultural heritage for future generations.

Sharing a lasting record


For over a century we have combined archaeological fieldwork and research with a fast-paced publications programme in order to communicate the results of our work to both scientific and general audiences. In more recent years, Egyptian Archaeology has disseminated the results of archaeological fieldwork to broader audiences, while the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology remains one of the leading scientific journals in the discipline.

To leave important remains without any diffused record is a crime only exceeded by that of their destruction.

William Matthew Flinders Petrie

Royal Tombs II, 1901


After publication the documentation for each expedition has been deposited in our archives. These unique collections of material constitute a lasting record of the remains explored and ensures the long term preservation of the knowledge gained from their investigation in order to inform future generations.  


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Your subscription includes a donation to help us continue our charitable mission to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage including archaeological research as well as work in our collections, education and training activities, and the production of our publications.

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