Ancient Egypt Research Association’s mission is to advance archaeological research, conservation, and training in Egypt, with a focus on ancient settlement and the archaeology of the Giza Pyramids Plateau.

• AERA explores the emergence of the ancient Egyptian state, one of the first great civilizations in the world, and documents life in the Pyramid Age through archaeological excavations of urban sites at the Giza Plateau, home of the three great pyramids of Egypt.

• AERA works with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities to train and support young Egyptian archaeologists in excavation, recording, and analysis of archaeological sites;

• AERA trains non-Egyptian archaeology students shoulder to shoulder with young Egyptian archaeologists, promoting cross-cultural and educational exchange;

• AERA surveys, maps, excavates, and analyzes archaeological sites, thereby saving information about Egypt’s past;

• AERA reconstructs ancient structures digitally and in “bricks and mortar”;

• AERA archives all excavation and survey data for present and future generations;

• AERA shares and disseminates its research and findings through academic and popular publications, lectures, and educational outreach.

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Board Members

AERA Staff


Cairo Staff

Giza Field Season Faculty & Teams

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Mit Rahina Field School (MRFS) Faculty

Glen Dash Foundation Survey (GDFS)

AERA carries out all of its work in Egypt under the auspices of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.