The Egypt Exploration Society

About The Egypt Exploration Society

The Egypt Exploration Society was founded in 1882 by Amelia Edwards. Following a visit to Egypt in 1876, she developed a passion for documenting, exploring and preserving the country’s unique heritage. Her legacy, the EES, continues this mission today.

Such is the fate of every Egyptian monument, great or small... every day, more inscriptions are mutilated, more tombs are rifled, more paintings and sculptures are defaced.
Amelia Edwards, 1877

Over the course of our history we have explored ...

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