Sunday 31st March 2013
Today marked the end of the re-analysis of the skeletal remains on site and the start of the analyses of the new (and old) data back at the house. Scott and Larry headed back to base after second breakfast, together with Valentina to do some serious computer-work and they were still working hard when the remainder of the team returned home later in the afternoon!
Up at the site, Jo continued to draw the coffins, with only one single coffin vessel remaining to be drawn tomorrow, when she will also continue to input data onto the coffin recording forms, including details about the fabric of the coffins. It was also a day of much cleaning and re-organisation, as the coffins have been re-located for drawing and tomorrow and on Tuesday we begin the task of moving them back again into the back of the work rooms!
This evening - it being Easter Sunday of course - we had a special dinner with bbq chicken from Tawil Restaurant in Shibin el-Kom, followed by chocolate eggs from Germany. Jo had meant to preserve the tradition of the hiding of the eggs but they had to chill off in the fridge as the bag had got rather melted in the sunshine - but they were much enjoyed nevertheless!
Again tonight the power was out - but thankfully back after about two hours. We purchased a battery/chargeable light last week which has been well worth every LE! It does rather concentrate the mozzies though - of which there are inordinate amounts this season. The water has also been out again and is looking like being out for 12 hours tomorrow - thankfully for most of the time we will be at the site, but we are hoping to recharge all vessels in the house with water if it comes on in the meantime! It has certainly been a more regular occurrence than in previous seasons, even recent ones. At least there is a fast and furious supply of bottled drinking water!
Happy Easter everyone!