Scott Bucking, an associate professor and director of DePaul’s graduate program in history, received a 2019 Antiquities Endowment Fund grant
from the American Research Center in Egypt. The $75,000, one-year grant will aid the DePaul-sponsored Beni Hassan South Preservation Project.
Directed by Bucking, the Beni Hassan South Preservation Project aims to conserve and document artifacts found at the project’s archeological site in Middle Egypt. The grant will go toward urgent conservation work, in light of recent agricultural threats and illicit digging.
In collaboration with The Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities and Minya University in Middle Egypt, Bucking and his team hope to bring the site to the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization’s “World Heritage List.”