Hotel Onatti Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from El Quseir
Can you say culture shock? I'm very happy to be back home, but its so cold and quiet and no one stares at me in the street or screams out "what’s your name?" when I walk by. There are blond people everywhere and the cars are all beautiful, but in no way blinged up like I’ve become used to. Village life Egypt to cosmopolitan European city is a BIG change!
I first want to thank everyone ...
A slightly different theme for today...
One of the men working with me is named Mohamed Ayed Mohamed. He's very friendly and laughs and smiles throughout the day (the other 2 who work with me are friendly too, but also shy and quiet). Mohamed always asks me "kulu tammam?", which means something like “are you perfect?”. Answer: “tammam, hamdallilah” (perfect, thanks be ...
Have you been wondering where I've been? I just realized that I haven’t posted in over a week!
Well, the good news is that I’m still at Amarna. The craziness of Egyptian politics has not slowed us down at all. And unlike my first visit here, it seems like I’ll leave on my own schedule in just over 2 weeks (already!?!).
The work continues at a steady pace here and I seem to be keeping up with my excavation ...
I'm sure that everyone has their impressions of what it could be like, living in Egypt and working at a historical site. Well, I thought it was about time to take some of the glamour out of it.
I’m sitting in my room writing this. At Amarna, we’re lucky enough to have our own rooms, which is a luxury! They’re fairly rustic, but we have a comfortable bed, a desk and some privacy, which cannot be overrated. ...
Although I've attended 4 field schools now (near Newcastle England, in Romania and twice at Amarna), it turns out that I’ve learned very little about the real work of being an archaeologist. The last week has been an absolute education for me. Thankfully, I have 3 fantastic teachers. Barry Kemp is our field director and founded the Amarna Project to provide funds for work at the site (www.amarnaproject.com). He retired from University of Cambridge in ...
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