The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund

The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to support research and conservation of Egyptian history and culture.

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.

Mission: We seek to record and publish sites and monuments at risk from agricultural and urban expansion, looting and vandalism and climate change in Egypt.

Tetisheri, Ahmose and Kamose from National Geographic's 'Everyday Life in Ancient Times.'
05/06/2020

Tetisheri, Ahmose and Kamose from National Geographic's 'Everyday Life in Ancient Times.'

04/15/2020
Photos from The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund's post
03/08/2020

Photos from The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund's post

02/16/2020
Wall being built to protect the North Palace residential area

At the request of the local inspectorate office a wall is being built to protect the remains ofthe ancient settlement area by the North Palace at Deir el-Ballas. This will hopefully stop trash dumping which not only damages the ancient settlement but pases a danger to the children in tne neighboring school.

02/16/2020

A protective wall going up beside the North Palace residential area.

Happy Valentine's Day and Help!. I'm just back from Egypt and while we accomplished a lot, we've exhausted our coffers a...
02/16/2020

Happy Valentine's Day and Help!. I'm just back from Egypt and while we accomplished a lot, we've exhausted our coffers and then some- so we need to raise some money now to pay for everything we did there. So to any people who might be inclined to donate please consider us we are a registered non-profit 501 c 3 so their contributions are fully tax-deductible.

Many thanks and more soon!

End of the season blog~more to come!  http://www.ancientegyptarchaeologyfund.com/deir-el-ballas-2019-2020-week-9-1-25/
02/03/2020
Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 9: 1/25 – The Ancient Egypt Heritage and archeology Fund

End of the season blog~more to come! http://www.ancientegyptarchaeologyfund.com/deir-el-ballas-2019-2020-week-9-1-25/

31 Jan Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 9: 1/25 Admin2020-01-31T21:30:22+00:00 By Admin Blog Comments Off on Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 9: 1/25 The last day for the season. We have covered up the exposed ancient brick with sand to protect it until next year when we can cap it with new mud-brick to...

New bricks drying for next season!
01/29/2020

New bricks drying for next season!

01/10/2020
Restoration work beginning now on the North Palace and its enclosure wall.
01/10/2020

Restoration work beginning now on the North Palace and its enclosure wall.

01/08/2020

Finishing work on the "South Palace" for this season. Now on to the North Palace!

12/31/2019

Work has resumed on the restoration of the "South Palace"

http://www.ancientegyptarchaeologyfund.com/deir-el-ballas-2019-2020-week-3-12-14-12-19/
12/21/2019
Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 3: 12/14-12/19 – The Ancient Egypt Heritage and archeology Fund

http://www.ancientegyptarchaeologyfund.com/deir-el-ballas-2019-2020-week-3-12-14-12-19/

21 Dec Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 3: 12/14-12/19 Admin2019-12-21T17:03:33+00:00 By Admin Blog Comments Off on Deir el-Ballas 2019-2020, Week 3: 12/14-12/19 This week we sadly said goodbye to Tony Crosby who returned to Texas after finishing the reconstruction of House D. Nick Brown and Vicky Jen...

Restoration begun on House D by the North Palace.  Houses A, B, and C destroyed by the expansion of the cemetery.
12/07/2019

Restoration begun on House D by the North Palace. Houses A, B, and C destroyed by the expansion of the cemetery.

Today we moved to the houses by the North Palace that have been threatened by the expansion of the modern cemetery.  We ...
12/05/2019

Today we moved to the houses by the North Palace that have been threatened by the expansion of the modern cemetery. We will begin reconstruction to try and preserve them when we are back to work on Saturday.

12/04/2019

Work on the South Palace

We started work at the site today and are comfortably ensconced in Luxor thanks to the kindness of Pearce Paul Creasman ...
12/03/2019

We started work at the site today and are comfortably ensconced in Luxor thanks to the kindness of Pearce Paul Creasman and the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition for letting us stay in Wilkinson House.

11/30/2019

For giving Tuesday- double your contribution courtesy of Facebook!

Help support our 2019-2020 fieldwork!

Deir el-Ballas is critical for our understanding of the rise of the New Kingdom and
The development of cities in ancient Egypt but is threatened with destruction unless we
are able to protect the site and properly record it. Our season has just begun but we need
your contributions to help further this important work. We have made significant progress last season in the stabilization and restoration of the ‘South Palace’ but we need your support to our goals to restore and safeguard the other threatened monuments at the site. At 8:00 am EST (5:00 am PST) on December 3, 2019, the Faceboon match will go live, matching dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7M in eligible donations are matched.

11/07/2019

Off to Cairo. Permissions set and work at Deir el-Ballas starts Dec. 1st. Stay tuned!

The Oral History project in ARCE's magazine Scribe:
11/07/2019

The Oral History project in ARCE's magazine Scribe:

Kerma bed update….The reproduction bed is almost complete and has been funded by a generous contribution from the member...
10/24/2019

Kerma bed update….

The reproduction bed is almost complete and has been funded by a generous contribution from the members of our 2016 Sudan Tour in honor of Charles BonnetAfter the frame of the Kerma bed was constructed to the exact specifications worked out by Dows Dunham by master woodworker Peter Leue, what remained were replicating the inlays for the footboard. Luckily, a recent addition to Lark Street in Albany is Yamaguchie, a custom woodwork boutique. There were able to laser cut a footboard and inlays that were replicas of the one copied for the Boston Museum bed.

The inlays on the Kerma beds were largely made out of hippopotamus ivory and varied, evolving from simple geometric forms in the earlier examples to plants and animals like elephants, turtles, ostriches, bustards and deities like Thueris and a unique flying giraffe. The bed reproduced by Dunham for Boston was based on a bed from Kerma tumulus K 1053 dating to circa 1550 B. C. (BMFA 13.4219-23). That bed had a footboard inlaid with rows of Ibex, Thueris (a composite hippopotamus, lion and crocodile goddess worshipped both in Egypt and in Nubia) and hyenas.

The inlays for this bed were laser cut out of the basswood substrate and then painted and coated to look like the ivory originals and inlaid into the basswood substrate veneered in African mahogany to match the bed construction which in turn simulated the acacia of the Nubian originals.

All that now remains to be finished are the turtle/frog ? inlays on the footboard braces and the leather lacing.

Please Help Support Our Work!We are now planning our next field season at Deir el-Ballas this coming December-January.  ...
09/25/2019

Please Help Support Our Work!

We are now planning our next field season at Deir el-Ballas this coming December-January. We have made great process in restoring and safeguarding the "South Palace," but we have a great more do and every contribution counts in saving this important site.

The Kerma bed reproduction updateAlbany is fortunate to have many fine artists and artisans.  After the frame of the Ker...
09/02/2019

The Kerma bed reproduction updateAlbany is fortunate to have many fine artists and artisans. After the frame of the Kerma bed was constructed to the exact specifications worked out by Dows Dunham by master woodworker Peter Leue, what remained were replicating the inlays for the footboard. Luckily, a recent addition to Lark Street is Yamaguchie, a custom woodwork boutique. There were able to laser cut a footboard and inlays that were replicas of the one copied for the Boston Museum bed.

The hippopotamus ivory inlays on the Kerma beds varied, evolving from simple geometric forms in the earlier examples to plants and animals like elephants, turtles, ostriches, bustards and deities like Thueris and a unique flying giraffe. The bed reproduced by Dunham for Boston was based on a bed 13.4219-23 from Kerma tumulus K 1053 dating to circa 1550 B. C. That bed had a footboard inlaid with rows of Ibex, Thueris (a composite hippopotamus, lion and crocodile goddess worshipped both in Egypt and in Nubia) and hyenas.

The inlays for this bed were laser cut out of the basswood substrate and then painted and coated to look like the ivory originals and inlaid into the basswood substrate veneered in African mahogany to match the bed construction which in turn simulated the acacia of the Nubian originals.

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The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to support research and conservation of 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. As a pilot for a series on the oral history of American Egyptology, we recorded a video oral history interview with David O’Connor, one of the country’s leading archaeologists. He gave a wonderful overview of his more than sixty years of working in Egypt. We also received permission to work at Deir el-Ballas, as the forward capital for the Theban kings during the Hyksos expulsion, 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. Our fieldwork will dovetail with a grant we received from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications to prepare the results of the original expedition conducted at the site in 1900-1901 by George Andrew Reisner working for the Phoebe A. Hearst Expedition of the University of California. The new expedition’s work and the publication grant provides an opportunity to revisit and transmit the earlier work which has never seen the light of day. Despite its long neglect, Deir el-Ballas is a particularly important resource for information on the development of urbanism and the state in ancient Egypt at one of the most pivotal points on its history.

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Kheper Kheper is the scarab. The ancient Egyptians had Kheper as the symbol of the God Ra in the morning, so the sun was worshipped by the Egyptians in several shapes. The most important are Kheper in the early morning, Ra in the daylight and Atum in the evening. Why did the Ancient Egyptians choose Kheper to be the sun in the early morning? The Scarab was depicted in the ancient time pushing the sun to rise and that is symbolised to the real life to this beetle which stared the day very early in the morning trying to store its food which was the dung in a ball shap by rolling it forward on the ground to keep it. So in many royal names of the pharoahs we can see the same idea dipected in their cartouches like the name of king Tutankhamon as nb kpru ra.
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