Founded in 1882 with the name of Egypt
Exploration Fund, the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) has
the role of exploring, excavating and surveying the Egypt`s
and Sudan's ancient sites, as well as the publishing of
these works` results.
The Society was founded by Amelia Edwards an English travel
writer and novelist who came in Egypt in 1874 for the warm
She founded the Society together with
Reginald Stuart, from the Coins and Medals department from
the British Museum.
Today, this organization is
one of the most important organizations with archeological
Here are some
information about the activities of the EES, about their
publications and the awards they received and many more.
the fieldwork of the Egypt Exploration Society has
excavating activities since its foundation, in 1882, and
today conducts five important fieldworks in Memphis, Tell
El-Amarna, Sais and Qasr Ibrim.
The Society also has
archaeological sites survey in the region of the Nile Delta.
The publications of the Egypt Exploration Society are
Egyptian Archaeology: The Bulletin of the Egypt Exploration
Society (EA) and The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (JE).
These publications are received by the members who
subscribed and in which they can read about the Society
fieldwork` s results. Preliminary reports and series of
monographs appears in the Society` s annual publications
EES offers the access to an archive and to a library where
the Society fieldwork` s records, such as journals,
notebooks, drawings or photographs can be consulted by the
members of the Society, the public and the scholars if they
make an appointment. The large and complex archive has as
support an extensive library that covers all Egyptology` s
aspects and is available for all society` s members.
More than 3000 people from 50 countries are currently
members of the Egypt Exploration Society. A great number of
the members are professional Egyptologists but anyone who
has an interest regarding the ancient Egypt is welcome to
become a member of the EES.
As a member you can have access to the lectures, to receive
the annual publication of the EES and use the many
facilities of the library at Doughty Mews.
The events organized by the EES include study days, lectures
and conferences in Cairo, Manchester and London.
As regarding the Egypt Exploration Society Awards, there is
the Centenary Award that is offered at every two years to
discover the fieldwork projects even if they are not large
Anyone who wants to apply to the Associate Membership in
Cairo can send the application to the Society's Cairo
Representative. They will study subjects related to the
promotion of the ancient Egypt` s culture, history and
religion by the ancient Egypt monuments` scientific
publication and by excavation.
Among the activities of the Egypt Exploration Society are
the courses of educational Egyptology, the lectures site
tours, and social events where all Cairo based members are
invited and will be announced about the local activities.