Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation (ECHO)


Egypt is rich in a cultural heritage that can be traced from the remote prehistoric past to the various stages of world civilisation.

Ancient Egypt's monuments link us to the past and make us aware of past human achievements.

It is our duty to protect and preserve this heritage so that we, and future generations, can share in this historical legacy of our predecessors.

What is ECHO?

The Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation (ECHO) is a charitable organisation committed to assisting young Egyptians in preserving and managing the world heritage of Egypt as the most effective, long-term, sustainable and least expensive means of safeguarding the threatened archaeological record.

ECHO's main aim is the dissemination of information achieved through our publications, events, and training courses.

Also, through ECHO's Heritage Consultancy service we can provide guidance on all matters relating to cultural heritage management.

Through our website we aim to not only update you on all matters relating to the current issues affecting Egyptian cultural heritage, but also to provide a service enabling you to obtain a range of information of relevance to Egyptian cultural heritage; including legal documentation, and links to other organisations working towards the preservation of Egypt's cultural heritage.

What You Can Do

Although ECHO has created fund raising activities, money and resources are still required to fulfil the objectives and make archaeology really work to protect Egypt's cultural heritage. To continue the work laid out in the Objectives and Current Projects, ECHO needs sponsors and donations. Monetary donations are not the only means of supporting ECHO, products and skills are much needed and can be put to good use. ECHO is also looking to increase its membership.

Most importantly, check back here often to keep up to date with all the recent events affecting Egyptian cultural heritage, or keep up to date on Facebook.


Current Affairs


The Trustees of ECHO are sad to announce the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Dr. Geoffrey J. Tassie, affectionately known as Tass.

There has been and continues to be illegal encroachment on the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of Dahshur. The Trustees of ECHO are supporting this petition to try and stop this illegal building activity and so can you, please sign the petition

The ECHO trustees are pleased to announce that ECHO is now a registered charity (number 1142484) this will enable ECHO to continue and develop into the future.

ECHO is now on Facebook

ECHO article detailing the endangered sites in the Faiyum is now available to download as a PDF

Protection of Cultural Heritage in Revolutionary Times: The International Workshop on Prevention of Destruction, Looting and Theft of Cultural Heritage. Cairo, September 2012.
Call for Papers

New Nubian Dams are planned by the Sudanese Government, none of which have the consent of the local population who will be the ones most affected.
Sign the petition to stop the building of these dams

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