Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th July 2016
In 2014 the Society advertised a series of grants to be provided to UK-affiliated researchers and projects for fieldwork and research in Egypt. Our intention was to ensure that the funds we have available for such activities in any given year could be put to the very best use, by giving us the flexibility to choose the sites and projects most in need of support. As so many ancient sites remain threatened, it is vital that our work uncovering and documenting them continues and can be extended to reach as many parts of the country as possible. We are delighted therefore that we have been able to expand our reach in Egypt to twenty-one projects at eighteen different sites, thanks to the longstanding EES concessions, and the grants made from the Excavation and Centenary Funds. The directors of sixteen of these projects will present the results of their work at this important conference, which represents a significant proportion of the British-affiliated projects currently operating in Egypt. Fieldwork is of course, not the only stage in the process of documenting archaeological sites and monuments, and for this reason research and conservation being undertaken on the Society's Lucy Gura Archive and Oxyrhynchus Papyri will also be presented at the event.