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February 2018

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Dear Members, Dear Friends,
I hope you all had a very nice time since my last update. It might have been a while, but I wanted to have exciting news before sharing them with you.
The Coptos mission has been a great success! Within the framework of our fruitful training programme with junior members of the Ministry of Antiquities, we have found two very special structures that are thought to be storerooms or small workshops dated from the Roman period. 

They were located in the middle of a busy street, thus meaning that people had to pass in front of them every time they were coming to Coptos. What a brilliant way to tempt people to buying your products!
Two days after the end of our Coptos mission, I gave a whole day of training at our Cairo office where I presented to 15 Egyptian students and junior members of the Ministry of Antiquities the basic use of Illustrator and Photoshop for archaeological purposes. 


This training day has been a great success as it was sold out within the first …

October 2017

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Dear all,
I am delighted to be writing to you from Coptos, a new EES joint venture conducted in cooperation with University of Lyon (France) and the Ifao. 
I am more than pleased to highlight the fact that the EES is happily returning to a site first excavated by one of our most glorious members, William Matthew Flinders Petrie. 
I flew to Egypt the day after the AGM. After having spent a first short night in Cairo, we drove to Coptos early Monday morning in order to arrive in the middle of the afternoon. At first, the Upper Egypt warmth was striking (37°C) but we got acclimated progressively :) !
After having signed the opening of the mission on the Tuesday 10th at the Qena inspectorate, we had our first day on the field on the Wednesday. This day and the second were used to remove the vegetation that was covering the whole site after a year left alone [fig.1].

Then came the Friday, our only day off from the field, used to organize the coming of the rest of the team. As we are staying in …

August 2017

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Greetings everyone! My name is Cedric and I am the Director of the Egypt Exploration Society, a UK-based charity supporting fieldwork and research in Egypt as well as offering archaeological training opportunities in the UK and in Egypt.


I thought I could take the opportunity of this blog to give you, and especially to our supporters, some regular updates on the work my staff and I are doing. Here are some of the things we have been working on recently.  -I sent to Essam the papers asking for a new EES concession in Egypt. These papers will then be sent by Essam in order to get a positive answer from the Ministry of Antiquities as quickly as possible. You will be kept informed on this process. -We had our first official Fundraising meeting in July to start the preparation of our soon to come fundraising campaign. Among other things, we discussed the next steps to be followed before the next meeting and we assessed what was our priority: the need to create a Research Fund. -The last Curre…