Amelia B. Edwards Award
Founder of Egypt Exploration Society

The inspiration for this award comes from the pioneering Egyptologist, Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (1831-1892) who published the best-selling account of her works in “A Thousand Miles up the Nile” in 1877. Five years later, Edwards co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund, now the Egypt Exploration Society. During her first exploration of the Upper Nile, her party discovered a previously unknown sanctuary that was named after her.


Aware of the increasing threat directed towards the ancient monuments by tourism and modern development, Edwards became a tireless public advocate for the research and preservation of the ancient monuments. Edwards contributed to the ninth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, to the American supplement of that work and to the Standard Dictionary.


She bequeathed her collection of Egyptian antiquities and her library to University College London, together with a sum of £2500 to found the Edwards Chair of Egyptology. Buried in St. Mary’s Church (Henbury, Bristol), her grave is aptly marked with an obelisk at the foot of which lies a stone ankh.

Born: June 7, 1831 in London

Died: April 15, 1892 

Resting Place: St. Mary's Church, Henbury

The Global Pyramid Conference was designed to promote research and the proliferation of pyramid education. As such, it is with great pride that we bestow our second Amelia B. Edwards Award for outstanding achievement in the field of pyramid research.

2021 Amelia B. Edwards Award Recipient:

Brahmarshi Subhash Patri (Patriji)

Founder, Pyramid Spiritual Society Movement

Born in India in 1947, Brahmarshi Pitamaha Patriji’s formal education includes a BSc (Secunderabad Arts and Science College), M.A. in English Literature (OU Main Campus), BSc in Agriculture, and MSc Agriculture with Soil Science (Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University), completed in 1974. 


Since the early 1970’s he has been studying meditation and the works of over 10,000 old age and new age gurus and spiritual masters from all over the world. He has read more than 50,000 books on enlightenment, spirituality and the science of meditation.


Patriji became enlightened in 1979 after profound experiences with anapanasati meditation. Since then, he’s been devoted to the awakening and enlightenment of others. In 1992, he left his corporate position to dedicate himself in full to this mission. 


Patriji is the founder of the Pyramid Spiritual Society Movement, which began under his guidance in 1990. Today, over 140,000 meditators are practicing at PSSM meditation centers and pyramid houses around the world. Independent PSSM centers are “non-religious, non-cult, non-profit voluntary organizations whose sole mission is to spread anapanasati meditation, vegetarianism, spiritual science and beneficial uses of pyramid energy to one and all.”


The author of over 60 books on spiritual science written in Telugu and English, Patriji travels throughout the world to teach others how to find God within themselves. A keen flutist and singer, he has devised techniques combining music with meditation for intense spiritual experiences. Additional honors include the Life-Time Achievement Award, bestowed by the National Symposium on Science of Holistic Living and its Global Application.

Architect, Founder of Biogeometry

2018 Amelia B. Edwards Award Recipient:

Dr. Ibrahim Karim

Dr. Karim is an architect and regional planner graduate of the prestigious Federal Institute of (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland with BA/MA and PhD/D.Sc. in Architecture and Tourist Planning.

Discoverer of the Bosnian Pyramid Complex, author, worldwide pyramid researcher, and teaching professor at Sarajevo University. ​

2016 Amelia B. Edwards Award Recipient:

Sam Osmanagich (Ph.D)