Having just finished packing, we are ready to leave to Khartoum tomorrow morning after nine busy and successful weeks on Sai. Although it’s time to say goodbye to our beloved island for this season, we take a lot of memories, pictures and of course tons of documentation material with us! SAV1E will continue to keep us busy at home! I will write a post wraping-up things once I am in Khartoum.
I don’t want to finish this 2013 field season without expressing my warmest thanks to a very special person: Huda Magzoub did a fantastic job as our inspector, was always extremely helpful, working both in the field and in the lab, taking an interest in all of the team members with their different tasks and being a real support to me in many respects! Neither wind, nor heat, nor the worst nimiti-days could stop her from endless efforts and enthusiastic participation!
I also appreciate her support in our good relations with the local communities and her energies trying to communicate the importance of archaeology in present times! Together we set up new signs marking the areas of some of the most important archaeological sites on Sai Island like the Kerma cemetery and the Pharaonic town. It was a real pleasure working with Huda and I am deeply grateful for all.