The Cairo Office of the Egypt Exploration Society opened in 1993 when the Society was offered a room to rent in the premises of the British Council in the Agouza district of Cairo. (An account of the opening of the Office, by the Society’s then Assistant Secretary Sylvie Weens, can be found in Egyptian Archaeology 3 (1993) p.2). The first Cairo Representative was Jihan Aguiz who was succeeded in 1994 by Rosalind Phipps, herself succeeded in 1996 by Rawya Ismail. In 2006 Dr Ismail was succeeded by Ms. Faten Abd El-Halim Saleh. Mrs Saleh was, in 2013, succeeded in the revised role of Fieldwork and Engagement Manager by Mr Essam Nagy, a former inspector at the Ministry of State for Antiquities.
Essam Nagy outside the Society's Cairo Office within the British Council, Agouza
Essam liaises with the MSA and other official Egyptian bodies on behalf of EES, and other UK archaeological missions working in Egypt. He also organises a regular series of lectures (usually held on Monday evenings at the British Council at 7.00 pm) and day-trips and longer tours to sites of archaeological or natural interest.
The Cairo Office houses a small lending library of books on Egyptology, Islamic and modern Egypt.
For details of Cairo membership of the Society and members’ events in Cairo and Egypt please contact Essam.