Making a donation

September 1, 2012

Like most scientific projects, the Ziyaret Tepe archaeological expedition requires considerable funding each year to send a field team to Tepe to conduct our eight weeks of excavation. In the past, we have been fortunate to receive funding from a wide variety of governmental, institutional, and private donors from North America, Europe, and Turkey. Most of our funds are given on an annual basis, which means that during the non-digging part of the year, we are busy finding the resources needed for the following summer. Private donors interested in the archaeology and culture of Turkey, the Assyrians, and in international collaborative scientific studies can make tax-deductible donations and a gift to the Ziyaret Tepe archaeological expedition goes directly to the expenses associated with the dig; no overhead costs or fees are deducted.

In the US, direct gifts are accepted through the The University of Akron. The easiest way to make a donation is to use The University of Akron On-Line Giving Page. This link to the On-Line Giving Page should automatically fill in the required information to direct your gift to our research. In the "Other" box you will see the annotation "Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Expedition". All you need to do is supply your personal data for the contribution. If you prefer to make a gift by check, please contact Prof. Matney:

241 Olin Hall
Department of ACS
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1910

In the UK and Europe, Dr. John MacGinnis has incorporated a charitable organization to accept donations: the Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Trust, a UK registered charity (No.1133366). Those wishing to support the Ziyaret Tepe project through a gift from the UK or Europe should contact Dr. MacGinnis:
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Cambridge University
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3ER

Thanks for your support! Every dollar counts, and will be well invested in our scientific exploration.