HOPKINS IN EGYPT TODAY PROJECT JANUARY 2001
The Supreme Council of Antiquities supervises all fieldwork research in Egypt and also monitors and preserves the ancient monuments. Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council, directs and helps to guide the mission of the organization. We are honored to work with the Supreme Council. This web site is an educational one that aims to provide the viewer with the elements of archaeological work that include the progress of excavation. The daily results are crucial to an understanding of how field investigation takes place, since decisions must be made on the basis of ongoing work. The people involved in the work are also an essential feature and contribute profoundly to the final outcomes. It is to those participants in the excavation that this web site is dedicated.
On December 30 Professor Betsy Bryan, with a team of JHU students and photographer Jay VanRensselaer, departed for Egypt. They arrived in Luxor, a southern Egyptian city, on January 2. This is the seventh year of the Johns Hopkins University Expedition under the direction of Dr. Bryan. Jay VanRensselaer is making his third trip with Professor Bryan to photograph the finds of her excavations. This year, along with his standard equipment, he is carrying a digital camera. He will be sending daily photographs with commentary from Professor Bryan on the team's progress during the month of January.
TO FOLLOW THE DAY-BY-DAY PROGRESS OF THE JHU EXPEDITION, CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL IMAGES IN THE CALENDAR BELOW.
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