Subject: Amarna restart
I am delighted to report that I will travel to Amarna on Monday (February
28th) to re-open the expedition house. The archaeological team will begin
to arrive shortly afterwards, with a view to commencing the excavations at
the South Tombs Cemetery. We will be a week later in starting than we
planned, but that still gives us seven weeks of excavation.
Later in the season, we will also return to the repairs at the North
Palace. Last year we set up an appeal to raise an additional sum of £2825
pounds sterling. The site is:
Many people have responded, to give us a total so far of £1430.
Can you help us to reach the target by making a donation?
The site is open until the end of March.
We have all lived through a remarkable moment in history. The attached
picture, taken near Tahrir Square, captures the spirit of optimism and
friendliness to the outside world that many Egyptians feel.
Barry Kemp, 26th February 2011
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