On Saturday 10 December Emeritus Professor Alan Lloyd of the Department of History and Classics was elected President of the Egypt Exploration Society in succession to Sir Julian Horn-Smith. The Society 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 such archaeological organisations. The Society’s current research strategy focuses on landscape development, environmental change and human interaction in the Nile Delta and Valley, including the Sudan. The current research projects range from excavation at major Delta sites, surveying the ancient capital of Memphis and mapping the changing river course at ancient Thebes to text-based and archive research. The Society works closely with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and is currently engaging with international partners to support and fund excavations and surveys at many other sites. Professor Lloyd’s election is yet another indication of the distinguished role which Swansea has played in Egyptological research and education for well over 60 years.
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