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Bringing real and exciting research to everyone!
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New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
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Short Summary

ARCE-NOLA is a local group associated with the national non-profit organization the American Research Center in Egypt.  ARCE-NOLA's main goal is to serve both our local and global communities by making the latest research on ancient Egypt available for free via the web and through local talks by experts in the field.

We bring experts from around the world to our local community

Over the past two years, ARCE-NOLA has brought speakers from the United States and Europe to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a region traditionally devoid of experts and educational programming related to ancient Egypt.  Alongside our local events, we maintain an active presence on social media, where we share the latest research, resources, and breaking news in Egyptology.  Our local events and the content that we share online are presented in an accessible manner, making them both entertaining and educational for everyone from school children to experts.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter or on our website.

Our speaker chats with a member of the local community

We want to start making video recordings of our world-renowned scholars' talks available online for members and supporters who cannot attend in person or who simply want to see these great talks again and again.

In order to add the new video service and expand our local offerings, we need to raise funds to cover the cost of holding events and running our online services for coming year, July 2014 to June 2015.  By contributing to this campaign, you will help bring the wonder of ancient Egypt and what we can learn from this ancient civilization to people in Louisiana and around the globe who would not otherwise have access to such content and events. 

Our public talks address many questions about ancient Egypt and the study of ancient Egyptian society

What We Need & What You Get

We are asking for your help to raise $3000, which will go entirely to the costs we incur from organizing our free public events, set up for streaming videos of our talks online, maintaining our online resources for everyone from school children to experts, and providing the perks  that you will receive.

Donate $45 and receive our exclusive, 100% cotton ARCE-NOLA v-neck shirt!

We appreciate contributions of any amount!  We have a variety perks for our supporters as our way of saying "thank you" for making our mission possible, including signed books and our exclusive ARCE-NOLA t-shirts (domestic shipping included).

Donate $75 and receive our exclusive, 100% cotton ARCE-NOLA t-shirt!

See the right hand side of this page for details of what your donation can support and the perks you will receive.

The Impact

Help us make a difference:

  • Our programming impacts the local communities in and around New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  While ancient Egypt is included in the local school curriculum, there are no museum exhibits or resources available to locals in New Orleans, except for our events.
  • Past events have attracted audiences that included everyone from elementary school students to college students and young professionals to retirees.
  • Our current online resources and future video service bring these same benefits to the global community via the Internet.

Our speaker chats with a member of the local community

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can’t contribute, you can still help:

  • Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or your favorite social media site.
  • Help get the word out and make some noise about our campaign in other ways and tell your friends how much you value our programming and resources.

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  • $10USD

    You are the one who keeps ancient Egypt (and ARCE-NOLA) running! $10 funds half a month of our online resources. You will receive our sincere thanks via email and on Twitter and Facebook, as well as an acknowledgement on our website.

    1 claimed
  • $25USD

    You create the beautiful things most closely associated with ancient Egypt: temples, tombs, and art. Way to go! $25 funds a month of our online resources. In addition to the above, you will receive a reserved seat in the first or second row at the event of your choosing.

    3 claimed
  • $30USD

    For you magicians out there, we've conjured up a limited number of our crew-neck t-shirts in a beautiful iris color. Get them before they disappear! View the shirt here: www.arce-nola.org/t-shirts

    1 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $35USD
    Wab Priest

    Donate at this level to receive a copy of 30-Second Ancient Egypt, edited by Harvard Egyptologist Peter Manuelian, before it's even out in stores! Domestic shipping included. Only one available, so hurry! Read a description of the book here: http://www.arce-nola.org/books.html (For a signed copy, see the High Official perk)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $75USD

    You're truly elite and honored in our eyes! $75 funds all printed materials and refreshments for one event. In addition to thanks via email and on Twitter and Facebook, an acknowledgement on our website, and a reserved seat, you will also be among the first to receive our limited edition ARCE-NOLA t-shirt, which is not yet available for purchase anywhere else. See the t-shirt here: http://www.arce-nola.org/t-shirts

    8 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100USD
    High Official

    You keep everything running, from pyramid building to beer brewing, and we thank you for it! $100 funds most of a speaker's travel to Louisiana. In addition to thanks via email and on Twitter and Facebook, an acknowledgement on our website, and a reserved seat, you will also receive a personally signed book from one of our world-renowned scholars, such as Salima Ikram, Aidan Dodson, or Nigel Strudwick (first come, first choice of book): http://www.arce-nola.org/books

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $250USD

    First among all in ancient Egypt, except the Pharaoh, you're the boss! $250 funds a speaker's fees. With a donation at this level, you will receive either dinner for two with one of our world-renowned speakers (first come, first choice) or a Lotus membership to the American Research Center in Egypt, as well as our thanks and a reserved seat (as above). Please note that only 4 dinner perks are available at this level, but memberships are unlimited.

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  • $500USD

    You're semi-divine and at the very top of ancient Egyptian society. We bow to you! $500 funds the entire cost of a speaker's visit to Louisiana. At this level, you receive all of the above perks! Please note that only 4 dinner perks are available at this level.

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