The "Harwa 2001" ONLUS Cultural Association presents
 The Tomb of Harwa

Report of the 1997 Season


The archaeological campaign of the Civiche Raccolte Archeologiche (Archaeological Museum of Milano, Italy) in the Tomb of Harwa lasted from October 19th to November 8th, 1997. The primary aim was to continue the restoration work begun last year in the Second Pillared Hall, and to begin clearing the limestone chips that cover the floor of the First Pillared Hall.

The members of the mission were: Dr. Francesco Tiradritti (Director and Egyptologist), Dr. Rosanna Pirelli (Egyptologist), Miss Ilaria Perticucci (Conservator), Mr. Franco Lovera (Photographer), Mr. Sandro Senni (Architect) and Mr. Giacomo Tiradritti (Economist).

In addition to Dr. Mohammed Soghair, General Director for the Antiquities of Upper Egypt, I would like to thank the staff of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Inspectorate of Qurnah, namely: Dr. Mohammed Nasr, General Director; Dr. Mohammed el-Bialy, Director; and Mr. Yasser Yussef Ahmed, Inspector. They provided invaluable support to my staff and myself, assisting us in many ways. Due to their kind and friendly cooperation, our work progressed in a very effective and fruitful manner.