Digging Diary from Saqqara – third week

This year we joined again the Saqqara excavation mission promoted by Museo Egizio of Turin and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden of Leiden. “The team is led by Lara Weiss, curator of the Egyptian section of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden and Christian Greco, director of the Museo Egizio. The project is co-financed by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)”. The team 2019 is a multi-disciplinary group that comprehends egyptologists, archaeologists, ceramic specialists, photographers, restorers, anthropologists, architects, surveyors, and epigraphists…want to know more? Check the post about the team in Museo Egizio website here.

The digging diary of the third week of work is dedicated to our work. ” […] Within the dualism technology-human sciences, the role of the 3DSurveyGroup is to put metrology at service of the experts in the team, of the public, as well as of future memory. The group’s mission is to join forces with all the team members to maximize data recording before the progress of the excavation destroys the archaeological contexts… [Continue to read it at this link].

And now enjoy some photos of our work:

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Museo Egizio

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Politecnico di Milano

3D Survey Group

Friends of Saqqara


You can find our memories of 2018 excavation here.

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