Theban Mapping Project July 2010 Progress Report: "Dear Friends of the TMP,
Susan Weeks The death of Susan Howe Weeks on 12th December 2009 was a devastating loss for me. Susan had been my wife for 43 years, and we shared everything, including work on our many archaeological projects in Nubia, at Hierakonpolis, Giza, Saqqara, Chicago House, AUC, and Luxor--especially Luxor.
Susan often said the happiest days of her life were spent in Luxor, chatting with village women, learning bread-making and jewelry and arts and crafts, shopping in the weekly markets, and of course, working on our various projects. We lived in Luxor off and on since 1971 and worked together on the Theban Mapping Project since 1978. Susan was the TMP’s chief artist, ceramics expert, registrar, headquarters supervisor, and project archivist. She will be greatly missed; I have lost my wife and best friend, and our project has lost one of its most important staff members. But she will still be close by: Susan often said that “when the time comes,” she wanted to be buried in the place she loved most, Luxor. Sadly, the time came much sooner than any of us had expected, and her remains now lie in the Christian Cemetery east of town.
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