The Arrival of Samson

Today we are celebrating a big day in the history of the South Asasif Conservation Project. Our dream of obtaining a stone-cutting machine has finally been realized. For years we had a group of stone cutters preparing blocks and slabs of limestone for the reconstruction of the architectural features and decoration in the tomb of … Continue reading The Arrival of Samson

Start of the Season Part 2

South Asasif Conservation Project continues documenting the first days of the new season and celebrating the reunion with our great mission members and beloved activities at the site.  Dieter Eigner may look a little lonely on top of the entrance staircase in the tomb of Karabasken but we know that he the enjoyed the peace … Continue reading Start of the Season Part 2

Dear Team Members and Friends of the South Asasif Conservation Project! The gates of the South Asasif tombs are closed now. We expect them to open again only in a few months time, reunite with our wonderful team and invite friends to visit us. Meanwhile take this beautiful bird from the tomb of Karakhamun as … Continue reading

Irtieru and the Woman in Black Garments: A Story told by Miguel Molinero Polo

Forty-five years ago, Shadi Abdelsalam premiered The Mummy, The Night of Counting the Years. Since then, the film began a career of awards and recognitions that still show it as one of the most admired works of Egyptian cinema. The director based the story on an event of extraordinary importance for archaeology, the discovery of … Continue reading Irtieru and the Woman in Black Garments: A Story told by Miguel Molinero Polo

Blog Post 7: The Eye of Osiris

Today’s blog post features the latest exciting conservation developments in the tomb of Karakhamun. The first one has enormous importance for the tomb of Karakhamun because it deals with the resurrection of Osiris in the burial chamber of the tomb. The painted figure of Osiris on the East wall of the chamber was considerably damaged. … Continue reading Blog Post 7: The Eye of Osiris

Blog Post 6: A Conservator’s Perspective

For this blog entry John Billman interviews one of the most indispensable members of the South Asasif team, AbdelRazk Mohamed Ali. John: Could you start by describing your role(s) with the South Asasif Conservation Project (SACP) AbdelRazk: My principal role with the project is the management of the conservation work and team, , but I … Continue reading Blog Post 6: A Conservator’s Perspective