The Archaeological Society of Alexandria was founded in 7 April 1893. Its system was agreed upon in 18 May 1894 which was modified according to the law no. 32 of 1964, and another modification took place in 1984.
The main field of the Society’s activities is scientific research and cultural services. The Society aims at searching all what can illustrate to the topography, history and archaeology of ancient Alexandria and its environs during the Ptolemaic, Roman, Byzantine and Arab period. While Alexandria’s heritage is the principal area of study and investigations, the history and monuments of Egypt and the Arab World are also included.
Members of the Society are of various nationalities: Egyptian, Italian, British, French, Greek, Swedish, German, Polish and American as well as Alexandrians whose aim is to protect, preserve and promote their city’s heritage.
True to the composition of its membership, the Society stands as an intermediary between the professional archaeologist and historians and the community at large.
The premises of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria are part of a continuing history. Modest in size but rich in atmosphere, they present an island of studious calm in the heart of the city where one can consult the extensive library, and, of course, attend the Society’s program of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences.
The Society’s funds, originated from the subscriptions of its members and donations, are exclusively to be spent on archaeological research according to the previously mentioned objectives. As a NGO, the Society does not get any financial support from the official sectors of the country.