January 21: Back at the field house
The pottery sorting yard beside the house. King Khasekhemy's enclosure can be seen in the background. Photo by Gus Gusciora for the PYIFA expedition
5:30 AM. Wake up. Bathroom line. 35 people in the house…
9:00 Breakfast. Unpacking supplies. Setting up the lab.
Shauna Diederichs, Kay Barnett (architectural illustrators) and Maria Ivan (artifact illustrator). Photo by Gus Gusciora for the PYIFA expedition
Patrick Salland (Phd candidate in Egyptology) and Reina Chao (conservator), both IFA students, at the field house. Photo by Gus Gusciora for the PYIFA expedition
Late in the afternoon Matt Adams gave a tour of the site.
Dr. Matthew Adams (field director) giving a tour of the site. NW corner of the Shuneh. The coptic part of the village and the cemetery can be seen in the background. Photo by Gus Gusciora for the PYIFA expedition
A thought: we’re standing in front of the remains of more than 5000 years of history, over 150 years of archeological history. Such awareness provokes a heightened sense of presence, and of how privileged one is to witness the traces of all that has happened here during that incomprehensible amount of time.
Photo by Greg Maka for the PYIFA expedition