Today was our last Friday in Egypt! Usually, today would be a rest day, but given recent events in E1 there has been an exception.
The E1 team, Raúl, Sergio and Carmen, together with Patri and Antonio, went to the site today. The GIS team, Didi, Nisha and David continued to work with the trimble around the Deir el-Bahari area.
In E1, the excavation of the descending corridor is beginning to produce a considerable amount of material, including a new mummy torso. The skeleton of what appears to be a dog or small jackal has also come to light.
Sergio has used the forensic anthropologists’ endoscope to try to see more of the interior of the corridor being excavated. However, everything is clogged with earth and stones. They estimate that it will be at least four metres long and it is very likely that the excavation will be completed in the next season.
The “lucky” ones who were able to rest today decided to do a quick visit to the Valley of the Kings. Rawda, Manuel, Enrique, Elsa, Reed, Ella, Iria and Bea visited the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses V and VI, Merenptah, Tausret and Siptah, among others. It was a quick visit, as with only a few days to go before the end of the sixth campaign there is a lot of work to do in the office, but the team members were still amazed by the tombs and thrilled to have a chance to explore this beautiful site.
Elsa is leaving tonight and only the last members of the MKTP will remain at the Marsam, until everyone leaves Luxor on 22 December. Until then, we will try to gather as much information as we can at the site. The work of an archaeological project such as ours is not limited to the two months of excavation, but continues throughout the year from our homes in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Denmark, etc. And with all that we have done in this month and a half we are sure that we have plenty of work for 2022!.