Scott Bucking earns 2019 Antiquities Endowment Fund grant

Scott Bucking is director of the Beni Hassan South Preservation Project and recipient of a 2019 Antiquities Endowment Fund grant. (Image courtesy of Scott Bucking)
Scott Bucking, right, and members of his team at the Beni Hassan South Preservation Project in Middle Egypt will use the 2019 Antiquities Endowment Fund grant for urgent conservation work at the archaeological site. (Image courtesy of Scott Bucking)
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.”