Week 13 at TT 110 Find us
The students of this second field school completed their specialist training in osteology, ceramics, and illustration last week. These past two weeks have been intense, as ARCE's instructors have pushed to instill the fundamentals needed to study bones and pottery, as well as how to draw what they find.
While the students attended their classroom work, some of ARCE's instructors continued digging. The field school won't get to the bottom of the forecourt before it ends, but every effort is being made to get as close to it as possible. For this reason, ARCE's field school archaeologists kept working on excavating the long rectangle that will eventually form the ramp down into the ancient courtyard. So far all of the material that has been removed in both the main square and the ramp appears to be modern.
The build up of this material is most likely a combination of dump from other excavations, and people living close by. The modern house beside the square explains why we have removed so many layers of animal dung and straw, and fragments of ancient material, such as pieces of coffins and furniture, suggest that the area was used as a dump when clearing nearby tombs.
Next week the students will return to the field to continue the site work.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.