Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Theban Mapping Project Survey
Since 1978 the Theban Mapping Project has been working to compile a complete datbase of sites in Thebes. Its work has focused initially on the Valley of the Kings. The site is excellent and hte project is a very valuable one. Over the years it has become apparant that tourism is causing numerous problems, both conservational and operational - ranging from damage to issues surrounding the provision of tourist facilities appropriate to the sites themselves to the supply of facilities for visitors. A masterplan to control the situation is being devised, and the first stage of developing this plan is a consultation process. The Theban Mapping project say that this will be " involving as many interested parties as possible and we are particularly interested in the views and suggestions of previous visitors. Therefore, we invite you to take part in our online survey". The link above takes you to the online survey, where a clear and neatly designed form allows you to answer questions and communicate your opinion on a number of different topics. This is an important opportunity for those interested to make their opinions count. Thanks very much to Jann Lassalle for pointing this survey out to me.

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