Charities We Love & Support

Supporting Egyptian Archaeology and Egypt’s Animals in Need

At Ancient Egypt Alive, we also work to make an impact. Egypt is by no means a wealthy country. Today its more than 100 million residents struggle to eke out a living for their family. Egypt depends heavily on its tourism – its number one industry – which has taken a hit with the revolution and now the pandemic. We try to do our part.


Beyond tourism, we also often fundraise and/or give a portion of our tours to important projects. Like the Amarna Project, directed by Barry Kemp, restoring Akhenaten’s kingdom in Middle Egypt. We have raised more than $3000 USD to date for this project.

We also support Kent Weeks and his Theban Mapping Project, West Bank Library and Miriam Seco Alverez, director of the Spanish team working at the Thuthmosis III temple project, not yet open to the public. 

Be part of the Great Aten Temple  – get your name on a block  at Amarna — for just 5 pounds!


Great Aten Temple Project, led by Barry Kemp

Great Aten Temple Project, led by Barry Kemp, director, Amarna

Preferred Projects

Please visit our preferred projects – and give generously!

We also truly care about Egypt’s animals.

We support a number of Egypt animal causes, most notably Touch of Life Animal Sanctuary.

This caring sanctuary has a beautiful story. Started by a French woman. It’s a not-for profit, no kill, no cages animal charity established in 2007 in Giza, Cairo. It is close to our hearts and we have been supporting to them through fundraising talks and tour donations. 

Four years ago, the founder, manager and president – a French woman – died suddenly. Funding from her many followers has dried up and the charity has moved to a more basic dwelling in order to put as much $ as possible towards the care of the animals.

  • Not-for profit, no kill, no cage charity in Cairo
  • Cares for over 300 cats, dogs and donkeys
  • Dedicated to rescue, care, shelter of unwanted,
    neglected, abused animals and the prevention
    of cruelty through educational programs
    and the importance of the animal-
    human bond.
  • Relies on donations from around
    the world

Learn more about TOL on Facebook:

Should you feel inclined, please make a donation to Touch of Life via PayPal to [email protected] 

Just $5 a month would make a miraculous difference!

Photo Gallery

Laura on West bank of Luxor - with horse

Dr. Kent Weeks and his archaeological lead Ahmed outside Susan Weeks Library, West Bank, Luxor