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Tomb number The Dig Diary 2002

Courtyard with tentAim of this season

Readers might remember that we almost finished the tomb in 2001, and only the last group of bones need to be studied. So that is the long and the short of it! Only a one-week season is envisaged, but you will also read about several days before that.

The Diary


Well, we did it. TT99 is finished! For a brief report submitted at the end of the season, click here.

I calculate we have spent about 57 weeks in the tomb over ten years; we have had eight different inspectors, and five heads of the SCA have been in office over this time. 19 different colleagues have worked with Helen and me over the years, and I cannot say the exact number of Egyptian workmen, but it must be over 50. The cost of the project in the field has been in the region of £64,000.

Technical stuff

These pages are being prepared in Luxor on a Macintosh G3 Powerbook, using still images taken with a Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera and digital video with a Canon XM1 camera. The images are manipulated in Photoshop 5.5, and Go Live 4 is used for making the pages.

All text and images © Nigel Strudwick 2002

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