2016 Update & Wishlist

Thank you for supporting the ASA Restoration Project and helping make us the first African American funded excavation in Egyptian history. We'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.

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What's the dig?

The ASA Restoration Project was established in 2008 to honor the work of Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III and support the archeological research of Dr. Elena Pischikova and the South Asasif Conservation Project which she directs.

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Cultural Circle

What is a Cultural Circle? One of the first things you'll learn in a self study program is much of what you've been led to believe about the world is based on information that is incorrect, and or incomplete. This is especially true when the study involves information about people of African descent.

The Cultural Circles self study program is for any person who is genuinely interested in learning how to construct an accurate picture of the world and how to claim their rightful place in it.

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How Can I Support

The most important reason for supporting the ASA Restoration Project is that your contribution of money, time or resources will contribute to the restoration, preservation and presentation of one of the most important finds in recent history. It is an opportunity that few people encounter in their lifetime.

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Visit the Griot Market

Griot = noun : a member of a hereditary caste among the peoples of western Africa whose function is to keep an oral history of the tribe or village and to entertain with stories, poems, songs, dances, etc.

The Griot Market is a wonderful place to get history which will enlighten your soul.

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News & Press

An Egyptian-American expedition has found the burial chamber of a priest named Karakhamun (TT223).

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