Saturday, December 29, 2007
Well, its been a hot and busy day with about a zillion buckets of bits of pot to look at. Here are some pictures to show what I've been up to. I've looked at lots of storage jars and bowls and Mr WJ has been learning how to draw some of the things we have found. For a rest at coffee time we can have a walk by the Red Sea. Its very pretty.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
We arrived at Safaga last night and today I have begun my work on the pottery. It already looks very interesting and there are a lot of big jars and plates, all kinds of pots used for storing and transporting things and for cooking. The hole in the ground is already about 2 metres deep and I have spent all day washing the pottery which is very salty as it comes from right by the sea. Tomorrow we will begin to study and draw some of the broken bits. So far there is only one whole pot but it is amazing, about 4000 years old and it looks new. That's all for today.