Ancient Egypt Research Associates

Giza 2015 Beginners’ Field-School
Saturday 31st January to Thursday 26th March, 2015
Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)

AFT_ArApplications are now open to inspectors of the Ministry of Antiquities (MA) for the Giza 2015 Beginners’ Field-School run by AERA. There are 10 places for Inspectors of the Ministry of Antiquities currently working in the Greater Cairo area. Applicants must not have had a field-school before, and must have been with the MA for longer than one year.

The Giza Beginners’ Field-school provides training in basic archaeological techniques of excavation and recording including: written, drawn and photographic records; introduction to archives and databases; introduction to survey and GIS; one week excavation and recording of burials; one week laboratory work including an introduction to ceramics, archaeological illustration, faunal, botanical, and object recording; practice of report writing and presentations.

The field-school takes place from Saturday 31st January to Thursday 26th March, 2015. The field-school is non-residential. Students must be able to arrive in Giza at 6:30am and stay until 6:30pm every day except Thursday afternoon and Fridays. The teaching is in Arabic and English, but the archaeological recording and report writing is in English. Therefore students’ knowledge of English must be very good.

Applicants should send a two page Curriculum Vitae in English, and answer the following questions:

  1. Please describe any efforts you made to increase your archaeological skills and knowledge in the last 2 years (250 words maximum).
  2. Please explain how you would apply the skills you would learn at the field-school, in your future work at your inspectorate (250 words maximum).

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 11th January 2015 via email to:

Candidates accepted for interviews will be notified via email by Thursday 15th January, 2015. Interviews take place on Wednesday 21st January, 2015 at the MA offices in Zamalek. The field-school starts at Giza on Saturday 31st January, 2015.


Click here for more information in Arabic.