The Glen Dash Foundation was founded in 1997. We apply remote sensing and advanced topographic survey techniques to archaeological problems. Since inception, our work has been a family affair with Glen Dash, Dr. Joan Dash and Rebecca Dash participating.
Our work has taken us around the world. We have worked at Helike in Greece, on the island of Yeronisos in Cyprus, and in the US. At Giza in Egypt, we worked at the Lost City of the Pyramid Builders and the Menkaure Valley Temple mapping subsurface features with ground penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetometry. At the Sphinx, we used GPR to see inside a massive, enigmatic masonry box attached to its haunch. At the Great Pyramid, we resurveyed its base using the latest topographical survey techniques, and in association with Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) produced new, more accurate estimates for its original size and orientation. In the Valley of the Kings, we joined Dr. Zahi Hawass’ expedition performing targeted remote sensing surveys and topographic measurements on his behalf.
But field work is only a small part of what we do. For every month of field survey, we spend many more months in data analysis and publication. Our experimental archaeology program has determined that the Egyptians could have oriented their pyramids to true north with extraordinary accuracy using relatively ordinary tools. Our archaeological support program continues to provide training and assistance to archaeologists worldwide.
Glen Dash founded the Dash Foundation to pursue his passion for archaeology. A graduate of MIT and Harvard, he began his professional career designing video games. He then founded three companies in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) which he subsequently sold. He has served as the Foundation’s Director since it was founded. Joan Dash holds a doctorate in Engineering Sciences from Harvard and among other things has served as the Foundation’s soil scientist. Rebecca Dash has been surveying with the Foundation since she was 14.
You will find much more about us on this site including published papers, working papers and annotated photographs. We welcome your inquiries, questions or comments.