Ancient Egypt Research Associates


AERA’s work is made possible thanks to the support of a science-minded community of interest in ancient Egypt. Join our adventure of discovery. Become an AERA member and help us explore further.

From excavating Egypt’s ancient cities to training the next generation of Egyptian archaeologists, 2015 has been a great year for AERA.

  • We continued our excavations at the Lost City of the Pyramid Builders on the Giza plateau, uncovering two new administrative houses.
  • We received a two-year USAID grant to help develop Egypt’s cultural heritage infrastructure at the ancient city of Memphis.
  • We celebrated the tenth anniversary of our field school program in Egypt.
  • We trained 46 field school students at three different field schools, helping to build the future of Egyptian archaeology.

At AERA, we use the unique archaeological opportunity we have at Giza to lead in archaeological training and cultural exchange on a scale that would not be possible within a large institution. We see the light of a future generation of Egyptian archaeologists, saving and presenting their own deep cultural heritage and becoming part of a new and better horizon for Egypt and the entire region. Help us make this a reality.


Mark LehnerThank you to everyone who helps us make our research and training possible. We look forward to continuing the adventure with you in 2016!


Mark Lehner
President, Ancient Egypt Research Associates


Our members help make possible our excavations in Egypt, field school training, rescue archaeology, conservation, education and outreach. Members also receive printed copies of AERAgrams and annual reports as soon as they are published.

Help us keep our field programs vital and effective by becoming a member or giving a gift membership, by donating to AERA or by directly sponsoring an area of research through our giving catalog.

AERA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization. Your membership or donation is tax deductible.