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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.

Mission

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 2019-2020, Week 7: 1/11-1/16

We are now in the home stretch, just one more week to go. We have begun the restoration of the North Palace’s main enclosure wall on the south side of the palace and are continuing the restoration of the casemate core of the palace itself. At the ‘South Palace’, mud bricks are being made and left to cure for next season’s restoration efforts. The floors in House D are getting a final cleaning for recording and Tom is planning[...]

Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 6: 1/4-1/9

We continued the cleaning off the North Palace’s main enclosure wall on the south side of the palace including what we think was part of the original entrance to the Palace that incorporated a large rock outcrop. We have also begun the restoration of the casemate core of the Palace itself alongside a modern road cut which has damaged part of the foundation. The cleaned southwestern face of the casemate core of the North Palace [...]