COSI’s Lost Egypt Exhibition


AERA is back in the field! by COSI

Author: Kate

Our Lost Egypt project advisers from Ancient Egypt Research Associates have entered another field season in Egypt.

Lost City Excavation (1 of 2)

Lost City Excavation (1 of 2)

Lost City Excavation (2 of 2)

Lost City Excavation (2 of 2)

Their goals at the Lost City of the Pyramid Builders’ site this season are:

  • Excavate House Unit 1, a large high-status house in the western section of the town.
  • Investigate an area we call the Chute to better understand its function.
  • Investigate remote sensing anomalies detected by Glen Dash’s team in the Western Extension of the town to determine the type and date of buildings that may lie in this area.
  • Investigate the construction of the Lost City enclosure wall.
  • Excavate Late Period burials in the Western Extension and train the field school osteology group.
Wall of the Crow

Wall of the Crow

Students and teachers have just started arriving for the Giza Field School, in which students will learn advanced skills in Ceramics, Illustration, Survey, and Osteology. Some of the Egyptian graduates will be teaching the classes to the next group, and eventually the school will be an Egyptian-run operation.

We’re very excited to see what they discover in their research this season. Check out the blog for their 2009 season – which is the 20th field season of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project under Mark Lehner. You’ll see postings from some of our advisors – Ana Tavares and Mary Anne Murray!
http://aerablog.wordpress.com/category/2009-field-season/

Ana Tavares

Ana Tavares

Mary Anne Murray

Mary Anne Murray

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