The season begins...

Welcome to the fall 2015 Antinoupolis archaeological campaign! Today we began our joint project with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities Affairs in the monumental architecture they uncovered in the early 90's. In the photos Fathy and Hamada are laying out squares and workers in the background are cutting the collapsed 1994 baulk back to a clean section so we can draw it. These initial steps will help us understand the material excavated more than twenty years ago and will allow us to expand the work on a solid basis.  We are looking forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks. Check back to follow the archaeology as it happens!

 

Cutting back collapsed baulk to create a clean section.  

Cutting back collapsed baulk to create a clean section.  

Fathy and Hamada laying out squares.  

Fathy and Hamada laying out squares.