As it is usual with most of missions in Luxor, Friday is a day of time off for the teams’ members to relax and do whatever they would like to do. For this reason, it is normal that several plans show up at the same time, depending on the preferences or necessities of each person.
Yesterday Thursday, these plans were getting into shape for those who wished to consider the options: on the one hand, some members of the team decided to visit the temple of Medinet Habu (Ana, Jaume, Ella, Carmen, Lily and Ana) and later go to the swimming pool of Al-Moudira, where they also join the rest of people who went there directly and got some nice lunch outside our hotel. Several people who had been in the temples of Edfou and Esna (Jaime, Reed, Olivia, Laura), where they learnt more about the Ptolemaic temples. On the other hand, a small group of four people left yesterday Thursday to visit some sites in Middle Egypt (Meir, Al-Hammamiya, Fraser tombs). To these alternatives we must add the option of Raúl, who left to see several Old Kingdom cemeteries to consider some possible options to initiate his own project in the area of Al-Minia.
At the end of the day all os us returned to the Marsam Hotel to get an early dinner or jump –almost directly– into our beds to prepare ourselves for a new day full of activity. It seems that the coming week will be hard, intense, and full of objjectives to be achieved in the few days of our mission. The intensive work has provoked a couple of sunstrokes and stomach issues, but we can say that the members affected are getting well and ready to continue their work at the site of Asasif and Deir el-Bahari.