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.
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.
Thank you again for your support for our 2023 season at Deir el-Ballas, we had a wonderful crew and a very productive season. Our work continues for this coming year to complete the publication of Reisner’s original excavations at the site augmented by our new fieldwork as well as a number of other book projects. We also hope to continue our important Oral History of American Egyptology series. All this, of course, requires financial support, so please join us with a gift today and encourage others to do so also. Thank you!
Deir el-Ballas 2023, Week 4: 1/21-1/26 and 1/28-1/30Admin
We finished up this season by completing our on-site documentation, which was followed by back-filling our excavated trenches with sand and laying mud bricks on top of the exposed walls to protect them for the next season. We are also continuing to make new mud bricks for the future as they require several months to properly dry before they can be used. (Fig. 1). Fig. 1 Making new bricks for use in the restorations (photograph by Nicholas R. Brown). Most of what...
Deir el-Ballas 2023, Week 3: 1/14-1/19Admin
This week, excavation work continued at the site as we further explored House E and House F, as well as the North Wadi Settlement. We were joined this week by Sara Ahmed Aziz, who was a great help to us with work in the North Wadi Settlement excavations as well as the on-site magazine and workroom. Ana Oliveira Asuncion started to finish up work in the House F grid extension to the north. Much to our surprise, her excavation...