Monthly Archives: November 2010


So, while the rest of the Kiwis were frantically packing away, I spent my week, that’s right, A WHOLE WEEK of holiday in Luxor. I warn you now, this sounds more like a travel blog than an honest hard days … Continue reading

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Week 2

We are now in the second week of fieldwork and things are going really well.  Every day we spend in the desert collecting data, we learn more about the landscape.  This is important as a big part of our research … Continue reading

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The Fayum and Kane: some insights

To all those of you concerned, I am alive. To those of you don’t care so much but are reading this anyway… thanks for reading! Thus far, we have had trials and tribulations, ups and downs, good and bad times; … Continue reading

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Traveller’s sickness strikes again!

Right, well I’m the first out of the team to get ill from traveller’s sickness this season in the Fayum. Since this is my third season I’m used to getting the queasy faint waves that hit you as you nail … Continue reading

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Getting back into it

First day of project work today and the wind that sand blasted us yesterday has dropped. The first day is always a little slow as we all remember recording processes that have become a little rusty over the year that … Continue reading

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Fieldwork begins!

Today we officially began work on the north shore.  At the moment our team is split into three different groups.  One group will excavate at Kom W, one group will excavate hearths and the NZ team will continue survey from … Continue reading

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First Day in the Field

One word – Sand! And lots of it. Today we were in and around Kom W. We went there to have a look around thr site. After some discussions and a tiki tour further off into the desert the wind … Continue reading

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Final preparations

With 36 hours until we fly out, final checks of equipment is being undertaken, making sure all the little bits and pieces I need to take are ready, charged, and most importantly – working. Hard-drives, cameras, and laptops are being … Continue reading

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Egypt – when you finally get there!

The 2010 season in Egypt will be my third season. At first it was quite the journey… Initially I worked in the field for WNSWAP (Western New South Wales Archaeological Program), in the beautiful arid environment of Australia. This incredible … Continue reading

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News from the field….. an update from Shezani

I’ve been in Fayum for the past six weeks, working with the UCLA/RUG excavation of the Greco- Roman site, Karanis (Kom Aushim).  This is my third season working in the Fayum, but it’s the first time I’ve worked at Karanis … Continue reading

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