Friends, Funding and Support

Qurna Discovery is supported by

All work done at Qurna Discovery relies upon the support and agreement of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. We are indebted to its personnel, both local and in Cairo, and in particular to its General Secretary, Dr Zahi Hawass.

Please support Qurna Discovery, and do become a Friend.

In 2007 the Friends of Qurna Discovery was set up - a small organisation whose aim is:

To advance education and learning among the public with particular reference to the culture of the Qurnawi on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor, Egypt and by support for a venue in which buildings, artefacts and documents of architectural or historical interest can be collected, displayed and made available to the public.

All income from the Friends, donations and sponsorship is used for the upkeep of the exhibitions, new exhibitions, posters and flyers, the wages of the Guardian(s), publications and the building restorations and maintenance.

Please support Qurna Discovery, and do become a Friend.

The Friends have a small committee which meets when necessary and has an Annual General Meeting to which all Friends are invited. To read the AGM reports click here:

All Friends receive Newsletters and email or postal communication.

To become a Friend, download the Friends form here or contact the Secretary. If you would like to make a donation to the project, please send a cheque made out to Friends of Qurna Discovery to the Secretary, Mrs Caroline Simpson, 9 Whittington Road, London N22 8YS, UK. If you require any further information please contact: info@qurna.org

Thank you to all Friends and recent donors and supporters: Kent and Susan Weeks, Yvonne Neville-Rolfe, Robert Hay, Caroline Williams, Hisham Khatib, Lila Abu-Lughod, Tim Mitchell, Pat Mortimer, T.G.H.James, Michelle Brown, Deborah Manley, Peta Ree, Cecilia Duggan, Mary Megalli, Aiden Dodson, Alison Cox, Anne Midgley, Anthea and Evan Davies, Cath and John Rutherford, Charles Plouviez, Diana Mason, Ena Halmos, Geoffrey Roper Helen Lowell, Judy Penhaligon, Lewis Said, Loutfy Boulos, Maureen el Hadi, Mrs E A Peters, Peter Losson, Jasper Scovil, Mrs G M Prosser, Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee, Rob Robson, Robert Muir, Kees van der Spek, R Nwume, Leslie Lonsdale Cooper, Alick Hay, Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society, E Rice, Sarah Thorley, Muriel O'Shea, Caroline Simpson. ASTENE - The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East. Elina Paulin-Grothe, Abdu Osman Daramalli and all 'the Home Team' in Qurna. Charlie Ridley and Martin Dow for web support. Tim Simpson for design and graphics.

Supporters and Donors 2000-7

Southampton Ancient Egypt Society, Ramases, Manchester Ancient Egypt Society, Lila Abu-Lughod, Joe Attard, Audrey Bateman, Loutfy Boulos, Michelle Brown, Mrs M Clarke, Alec Conn, Josephine Eldred. Marianne Ellis, D.Morgan Evans, Hoda el-Gindi’s salon, Ena Halmos, Nawal Hassan, F Nigel Hepper, David Hinton, T.G.H.James, Diana Kesterton, Jeannot Kettel, L.Lonsdale-Cooper, Peter Losson, Avril Lyon, Diana Magee, Jaromir Malek, Deborah Manley, Anne Midgley, Tim Mitchell, Pat Mortimer, Robert Muir, Yvonne Neville-Rolfe, T A Pendrill, Kay Pickavance, Charles Plouviez, Peta Ree, Rob Robson, John Rodenbeck, Geoffrey Roper, Carolyn Scott, Jennifer Speake, Sarah Thorley, Pearl Ward, Valerie Warren, Kent and Susan Weeks, Caroline Williams, Roderic Wood, Mary and Jim Wright. And Elina Paulin-Grothe, Robert Hay, Hisham Khatib, Liz Beloe, G.M.James, Bristol Egyptology Society, J. Huggan, John Packer, John Lewis and Fred Whitemore.
Thanks also to Sandrine Gamblin, Dr Boutros Wadieh, and to Abdu Osman Daramalli and all ‘the Home Team’ in Qurna.

Thank you to The Imaginative Traveller whose sponsorship 2000-7 has now ended.

Money from private donations and sponsorship is used for the upkeep of the xhibitions, exhibition posters and flyers, the wages of the Guardian/s,  publications and the building restorations and maintenance.

If you would like to make a donation to the project, please send a cheque made out to Friends of Qurna Discovery to the Secretary, Mrs Caroline Simpson, 9 Whittington Road, London N22 8YS, UK.

Please support Qurna Discovery, and do become a Friend..

Contact: info@qurna.org