Monday, March 3, 2014 Today we went to Malqata for the last time. Over the past couple of days, the North Village has been covered with sand to protect the fragile mud brick from the elements.
The weather has been odd this week, with lots of dust in the air and quite a bit of wind, which made working outdoors challenging. A few days ago, it was decided that the pots from pit 21 that Azib and Ali were gluing
together should go to the storeroom along with our small finds (including the mud seal impression and the jar label). We had two boxes made and spent the early morning today packing them with the pottery, and at 11:00 we took them to the Carter Storeroom (named for Howard Carter and located just north of the house he lived in during his years working on the west bank in the early 20th century). Next season, we will ask to bring them back to the site to see if more fragments from pit 21 can be attached.
We hope you have enjoyed the season as much as we have. Goodbye for now.
Catharine Roehrig Diana Craig Patch