Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Egyptology society in Luxor
Jane Akshar reports that Luxor now has its own Egyptology society, complete with website: "Stan Kurowski one of the ex pats here has decided to start an Egyptology group in Luxor. Something we truly need and I am sure having seen the interest at the Mummification Museum lectures it will be very popular.
The website is here and although it is early days you are most welcome to sign up and be kept informed of about the progress of the group.
First bit of exciting news is that the team from KV63 led by Dr Otto Schaden will be at the first meeting. Not sure when that is going to be as we have to wait on Otto getting here. Hopefully we will also have other members of the team like Earl Ertman, Roxanne Wilson and Betty Schneider in attendance. So quite an auspicious start for Luxor Egyptology Group."

Stan has added his first piece of news to the Luxor Egyptology Society site too:
"22nd May - Visited Dendera today, and it seems that a major restoration/conservation is taking place in the first hypostyle hall. The ceiling and north wall are being cleaned, and the underlying colours are really glowing. This phase will take about another 6 months to complete, when the team (all Egyptian) will move on to the other sections of ceiling that are covered in a deep layer of soot."
Stan is asking for feedback about the site, which is still in the design stages.

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