Teaching term in Munich just ended, MUAFS project just successfully post-processed – and now off to Cairo! All is set for the 2019 season of the Ankh-Hor project which will start in the upcoming week.
Conservation work will be the main focus of the 2019 season, again in cooperation with the Austrian Archaeological Institute (Daniel Oberndorfer) and also with a group of newcomers from the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
My team will of course also comprise archaeologists/Egyptologists – I am particularly happy that Cajetan Geiger and Mona Dietrich (both LMU) will be joining me again and this season we will be also strengthened by Hassan Ramadan, who just recently passed his PhD defensio at Humboldt University in Berlin.
The reunion with Hassan is something very special for me – we first met in 2007 in the Asasif when Hassan was appointed as my inspector. He helped us a lot this season and it was the start of a friendship. Since then, we have both got our first grey hairs, but also made big steps in our individual careers – and we stayed friends and became close colleagues exchanging ideas about the fascinating and complex use-life of the Theban necropolis – of which so many questions still need to be answered!
Very much looking forward to the 2019 season of the Ankh-Hor project and of course we’ll keep you posted about our findings!