Friday, February 20, 2009

Netherlands-Flemish Institute newsletter No.9

From Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

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Issue 9 of the newsletter gives details of planned excavation work in Egypt:

NVIC's excavations in Saqqara: From the seventh of February onwards, the NVIC is participating in the Dutch RMO/UL expedition with the aim of excavating below the New Kingdom tombs at Saqqara South. The project is a continuation of last year's successful identification of the 'archaic' structure below the tomb of Maya (Raven et al. 2001, 62, pl. 3) as the burial place of a high official of the late Second Dynasty.

Qasr Dakhleh Project: The Qasr Dakhleh Project (QDP) started in 2002 with two objectives: 1. To document and restore some of the unique mud brick architecture of the little oasis town of al-Qasr in the Dachla Oasis. 2. To try to find out as much as possible about the history of al-Qasr. Supported by the University of Groningen and the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo they were, over the years, able to restore or reconstruct five rather large houses, some of them four stories high.


Fred said...

hello Andie,

this link do no work at all???

grt Fred from the Nderlands

Andie said...

Hi Fred

Thanks for that. Every now and again, and for reasons which I really don't understand, when I add a link the blogger service inserts in front of the URL I've linked to. This, of course, renders the hyperlink useless. It only does it occasionally.

It is now fixed.

Thanks again