Author Archives: Simon Holdaway

We are finished the fieldwork for Fayum 2010!

We are finished the fieldwork for Fayum 2010! Today we are in the house packing up and most importantly backing up. We have built a GIS during the course of the season but there are always clean up jobs to … Continue reading

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NZ Embassy Visit

Rene, Alex and Jonathan visited from the NZ Embassy in Cairo yesterday. Shezani and Willeke showed them around Karanis before I met them back at the dig house. Over tea and cake I quickly explained the Neolithic project particularly that … 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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What to take on a dig?

Egypt can be hot – well obviously – but it can be cool as well especially early in the morning or working late into the evening. We respect local norms so clothing that covers the body is needed – that … Continue reading

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