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

Report of the 1998 Season


The archaeological campaign of the Civiche Raccolte Archeologiche (Archaeological Museum of Milano, Italy) in the Tomb of Harwa lasted from September 27th  to November 5th, 1998.  The primary aim was to clear the remaining parts of the first subterranean level of the tomb. As for restoration, we intended to continue cleaning the bat guano from the walls of the Second Pillared Hall.

The members of the mission were: Dr. Francesco Tiradritti (Director and Egyptologist), Dr. Marta Rapi (Archaeologist and Illustrator), Mr. Carlo Usai (Conservator), Miss Brigitte Esser (Conservator), Miss  Isabella Finzi Contini (Conservator), Mr. Franco Lovera (Photographer), Dr. Giacomo Tiradritti (Economist).

We would like to thank all the staff of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Inspectorate of Qurnah, namely: Dr. Sabri Abd el-Aziz, General Director; Dr. Mohammed el-Bialy, Director; and Mr. Yasser Yussef Ahmed, Inspector. They provided invaluable support to my staff and myself.  Due to their kind and friendly cooperation, our work progressed in a very effective and productive manner.