Posted by: imalqata | March 3, 2014

Last Day at the Site

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.

North Village looking toward the cliffs of Western Thebes

North Village looking toward the cliffs of Western Thebes

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

Inspector Mohammed Ibrahim, Azib, and Ali reconstructing pottery

Inspector Mohammed Ibrahim, Azib, and Ali reconstructing pottery

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.

Malqata storage box at teh site

Malqata storage box at the site

We hope you have enjoyed the season as much as we have. Goodbye for now.

Catharine Roehrig and Diana Craig Patch at Malqaata, 3-3-2014

Catharine Roehrig and Diana Craig Patch at Malqata, 3-3-2014

Catharine Roehrig Diana Craig Patch

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  1. I’ve been visiting Egypt for the last 2 years with the sole intention of visiting Malqata and the the Colossi of memnon, and have loved every second I’ve been there. Just to stand on the dirt road that runs though the ancient city and watch the Egyptian sun sink below the horizon is worth every penny. Only when you visit Egypt can you vanish from modern times and feel you have really traveled back 3000 years to the time of Amenhotep lll. Unfortunately I’ll not be able to visit this year as I just can’t afford it

    Thank’s for these fantastic updates from Malkata they always send me back to my happy times there.

    James.

  2. Thank you for iMalqata! I shall wait impatiently for next season.


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