Saturday, January 01, 2011

Wishing you all a very . . .



To celebrate here's a link to Tim Reid's selection of the ten most important finds from 2010: Ten Events Concerning Egyptology.

And on the National Geographic website is the Best of Archaeology 2010 including two Egyptology items.

And finally Archaeology Magazine's Top Ten Discoveries of 2010 (with no Egyptology items) and top 5 Sites Under Threat (including Egypt's Cave of Swimmers - click on the photo to see the description).


3 comments:

tim said...

Thanks Andie and may 2011 bring great happiness for you and your loved ones.

Mel said...

In regards to the top 10 in Egyptology...No. 5 makes me so mad!! This sanitised version is not why people go to Egypt, it is not what we come to see - so why persist with such destruction of people's homes and the various types of national heritage? It is beyond me.

Andie said...

I've got some photos of the new avenue, taken last week. I got my wrists slapped because there was work being carried out at the time, although I didn't realize it when I took the photos. It is a truly remarkable sight.

Even more remarkable, for rather unfortunate reasons, is the mini avenue of ram headed sphinxes that lead from the temple of Khons - one half of them have been cleared but the opposite side are literally up to their necks in accumulated mud and debris.