2016 Update on the ASA Restoration Project and Wish List for Tools and Equipment
Thank you for supporting the ASA Restoration Project and helping make us the first African American funded excavation in Egyptian history. Weâ€™ve done great work and have more plans for the new season.
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the South Asasif Conservation Project with its goal to excavate and restore the tombs discovered by Dr. Elena Pischikova.
2016 is also the 8th anniversary of the ASA Restoration Project, which has been the primary funder of the South Asasif Conservation Project.
Last year the ASA Restoration Project was able to secure $10,000 in additional funding for a stone cutting machine, two high powered drills (and drill bits) and miscellaneous supplies which have allowed us to do more reconstruction in the second pillared hall last season, that was done in the past 4 years combined.
The following photographs show how your support has helped us restore the second pillared hall.
On May 1, we began our 2016 excavation season. Our goal this season is to complete the restoration of the second pillared hall in time for a formal opening by the Egyptian Dept. of Antiquities on September 25. Following the opening activities the South Asasif Conservation Project will hold a conference commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the project where we will share our findings with an international team of Egyptologist. Central to all of these activities is the fact that none of this would have happened without the direct funding and support of the ASA Restoration Project. Iâ€™m sure our actions are pleasing to Asa Hilliard, John Henrik Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, Yosef ben Jochannan, Chiek Diop and the other giants who opened our eyes to the primacy of Nile Valley culture.
In order to accomplish these lofty goals we are seeking additional financial support and funds for the purchase of the following products:
Tools and Equipment
- Excavation tools, brushes, basket, trowels and picks
- Stonecutting discs
- Air Compressor
- Air hammer
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Belt sander and emery paper
- Deluxe Tripod 200
- Set of 2 White Balance and Color Calibration Charts
- Photography Photo Portrait Studio with Umbrella and Lighting Kit
Wish list for donations
- Laptop computers.
- Point and shoot cameras.
- Any kind of small devices such as used smart phones
- A new or used Mac desktop computer
Your support of this important work has allowed us to make history, and this season is poised to be our most productive year yet. Please help us expand our base of support by telling your family and friends of our history making endeavors and encouraging them to follow your lead.
With eternal gratitude,