Posted by: zwangdm | February 20, 2019

Our Inspector, Mr. Mahmoud Kamal

Our Inspector, Mr. Mahmoud Kamal

Diana Craig Patch

Our Inspector, Mr. Mahmoud Kamal

We get to pursue our fieldwork in Egypt because of the generosity of the Ministry of Antiquities. Part of the contract that I sign with them is that a representative from the Supreme Council of Antiquities will work with us during the time we are digging. This year we are lucky to have Mr. Mahmoud Kamal Abu elWafa.  Mr. Mahmoud Kamal comes from Luxor, specifically Karnak village, so he grew up surrounded by the amazing antiquities the east bank has to offer. He is a 2009 graduate of Qena University with a degree in Egyptology. His specialty is New Kingdom history and he especially likes the large temples of Karnak and Luxor and everything about the Valley of the Kings.

He joined the SCA in 2012 and has been busy every year. In 2014, he took part in a field school under Mr. Yasser Mahmoud at Deir el Shelwit, the Ptolemaic temple in the southern part of Malqata.  He worked with the Polish mission at Deir el Bahri in 2015 and then in 2016 and 2017 worked with the American Research Center in Egypt, first at TT110, a decorated tomb of a royal butler named Djehuty, and then in painted New Kingdom tombs in Dra Abu Naga. 

We are delighted Mr. Mahmoud decided he wanted to join the Malqata team this year and we look forward to working with him for the next ten days.


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