Professor elected President of Egypt Exploration Society
Emeritus Professor Alan Lloyd of the Swansea University’s Department of History and Classics has been elected President of the Egypt Exploration Society.
Professor Lloyd’s election continues the tradition of distinguished work carried out at Swansea for well over 60 years in the field of Egyptological research and education.
Professor Lloyd succeeds Sir Julian Horn-Smith as President of the Society which was founded in 1882 as the Egypt Exploration Fund in order to explore, survey, and excavate at ancient sites in Egypt and the Sudan, and to publish the results of this work. Today it is one of the leading archaeological organisations in the world.
Currently the Society’s research strategy focuses on landscape development, environmental change and human interaction in the Nile Delta and Valley, including the Sudan.
The latest research projects range from text-based and archive research to excavation at major Delta sites, surveying the ancient capital of Memphis and mapping the changing river course at ancient Thebes. All this work is combined with a wide-ranging publication programme whose excellence is recognized world-wide.
Professor Lloyd said, “It is an honour to be elected President of the Society and I hope to continue to work closely with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and with international partners to support and fund excavations and surveys at many key sites.”