18 Feb 2023

Celebrating 30 Years of the EES at the British Council

This year the Egypt Exploration Society is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Cairo Office in the British Council.

In our upcoming issue of Egyptian Archaeology, Essam Nagy and Carl Graves reflect on this milestone, what it has meant for British Egyptology in Egypt, and what the future holds!

The first EES Cairo Office contract was signed on 18 February 1993, and since then, the beneficiaries reached directly through the interventions of the Cairo Office demonstrate the important role that it plays in supporting the future of Egyptian cultural heritage.


Sylvie Weens sat in the newly opened EES Cairo Office in 1993.

The role of the EES Cairo office has developed and evolved these past few years. It now plays a important educational role and holds a variety of regular training workshops at the British Council. Earlier this year, the EES supported several heritage at risk projects in different parts of Egypt, showing its strong desire to preserve modern Egyptian heritage and culture. I am extremely pleased to see the Society getting involved in new fields and expanding its scope.

Sylvie Weens

Former EES Assistant Secretary

Here’s to the next heb-sed!

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