We envisage a world where the cultural heritage of Egypt is preserved for posterity.

Our mission is to explore Egyptian sites and monuments and share a lasting record of the remains.

Today the Society supports archaeological research projects throughout Egypt and Sudan. We rely almost entirely on donations from members and the wider public to fund our work and run an extensive educational programme of publications and training, as well as events to convey the results to interested audiences. 

Such is the fate of every Egyptian monument, great or small… The work of destruction goes on apace. There is no one to prevent it; there is no one to discourage it. Every day, more inscriptions are mutilated – more tombs are rifled – more paintings and sculptures are defaced.

Amelia Edwards, 1877

How can I help?

Helping us is easy! You can join the largest international crowd-funding body supporting archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt today by becoming a member of the Egypt Exploration Society. In return for your contributions, you will receive regular updates from the projects you support as well as publications and discounts off events. You can also use one of the UK’s largest, publicly accessible research libraries for Egyptology and see the work going on in our archives.

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