Friday, 7 April 2017

Refreshed after the coffee break, Moustafa Nour el-Din is now taking us across to the Sinai to Serabit el-Khadim to discuss the work of the Egyptian mission at the Temple of Hathor. Moustafa is explaining about the work of the Inspectorate in the area - including work in surrounding wadis with rock inscriptions. A conference 'the Antiquities and irs role in the development of Sinai' was held by the Inspectorate in November 2016. This included a training programme relating specifically to fieldwork in desert areas. Moustafa is telling us about how the training operated between field trips and also classroom-based lectures, and also the approach to surveying the region, from remote sensing to site-visits. We are hearing about new evidence from the work of Egyptian and foreign missions in the wider region - from the 1st Dynasty onwards. We are now hearing about Site Management in the Serabit el-Khadim area - and the active programme involving the local community, school visits to the archaeological sites, including well sites. The inspectorate is also active in new excavations in the area - and working for the protection of the Hathor temple at Serabit el-Khadim.

Moustafa Nour el-Din talking about the important work needed at the Temple of Hathor 

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