There are lots and lots of changes happening at the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) my good friend and neighbour has been promoted to Head of Karnak and Luxor. Dr Kasia Szpakowska and I were able to congratulate him tonight.
Kasia is head of Egyptology at Swansea Uni and liaising with the glaciologist project. So if you want to learn more of the results of that project that is the place to look.
"Starting early September, after the end of the eid holiday,
75 archaeological missions will resume excavation projects in Egypt, announced Mohamed Ismail, Director of the Permanent Committee and Foreign Missions Affairs at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). (..) Ismail told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the restoration of security and stability in Egypt has reflected positively on the work of foreign missions, adding that the SCA has recently received requests for 15 new foreign missions from the US, Italy and Germany to excavate archeological sites. Egypt is currently studying the requests, which include proposals for excavations in the Delta region as well as western and eastern deserts."