The ASA Restoration Project, directed by Anthony Browder, is commemorating its 11th anniversary by conducting a 40-Day Fundraiser, which runs now thru October 4, 2019. Browder’s goal is to raise $25,000.
The ASA Restoration project is excavating and restoring the 25th dynasty tomb of Karakhamun in Luxor, Egypt. Browder is the first African American to fund and coordinate an archeological dig in Egypt and has conducted 23 archeological missions to Egypt since 2009.
The goal of last year’s fundraiser was $10,000, but they raised more than $18,000. The extra funds allowed them to purchase $12,000 in new tools, which resulted in their conservators completing the reconstruction of Karakhamun’s 1st pillared hall ahead of schedule. In addition, they were also able to fund a new exhibition in the Luxor Museum, which opened September 8, 2019.