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The Ancient Egyptian

Heritage and Archaeology Fund

The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund is a private, non-profit organization with a mission is to support research and conservation on Egyptian history and culture. In particular it seeks to record and publish sites and monuments at risk from agricultural and urban expansion, looting and vandalism and climate change.

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Deir el-Ballas

Deir el-Ballas is of great archaeological and historic importance, but the site is at extreme risk from both looting and from the uncontrolled expansion of the neighboring modern town.

IN MEMORIAM

Sadly, Peter M. Borremeo Jr., who helped set up the Fund passed away last month.

He was an invaluable and enthusiastic board member and patron and will be deeply missed.

Blog

Deir el-Ballas 2018-2019, Week Five: 1/3 – 1/10

Side view of the partially restored façade of the ‘South Palace’ Our last week at the site was a busy one finishing up as much of the restoration of the ‘South Palace’ we could for this year and then backfilling and covering up the exposed ancient brickwork to protect it until next season. Work was also going on finishing up the guard house for the site. We submitted our report for the season to the Antiquities Department office[...]

Deir el-Ballas 2018-2019, Week Four: 12/30 – 1/2

We had hoped to get an extension on our permission in order to work through January, but that did not come through so we had to finish up our work for this season. In the final cleaning of the staircase, we found a series of ship timbers that had been used to reinforce a course of brickwork near what was the top of the stairs, but the actual connection from the stairs to the top of the platform seems to have been lost. Wood and casts of [...]