Friday 12th September 2014
It has really been a week of comings and goings! Last week already we said goodbye to Larry Owens, who we hope to see again very soon, and also to Luciana Carvalho who proved an excellent addition to the team as conservation support!! This Wednesday we also had to say goodbye to Alex, Katherine and Sebastian as they variably make their way back to London and Berlin. It was the first time and Quesna for Alex and Katherine - who have been so helpful in the falcon gallery and had a great time, and the third time for Sebastian, who is now a valued member of the team and who has taken all of our small finds photos up until now. It will be down to Tass and Jo from tomorrow!!
Preparing to take animal mummies to the store rooms
Jo travelled to Cairo and back on Saturday to give a talk at the British Council as part of the EES lecture series. She was thrilled at the great attendance … it is very nice to see so much interest in an area of the Delta that is only slowly becoming better known! Hatem give a short introduction about Minufiyeh before Jo spoke and there were lots of questions afterwards and lots of interest in the region! Old friends as well as new came along, and it was brilliant to see Ahmed Mekawy in the audience and Susannah Thomas too as well as Ana Tavares and team from Memphis! Hatem, Mr Alaa and Rais Omer all came to watch the talk too! Thanks to Essam for organising the talk and to everyone for coming! It was a very long day - but well worth the trip - Jo will also speak on 18th September at AUC in Tahrir Square (7-9pm) so I hope we will have a good turnout then too!!
Alaa, Ahmed, Jo, Omer, Hatem after Jo’s talk at the EES