The "Harwa 2001" ONLUS
Cultural Association presents
Report of the 2000 Season
The spring excavations were made possible by a financial contribution of Alcatel Italia S.p.A. The fall campaign was funded by Compagnia di San Paolo and the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry. The insurance covering of the members of the mission was assured by Toro Assicurazioni S.p.A. for the second year. The members of the Association “Harwa 2001” O.N.L.U.S., with their memberships and donations, substantially contributed to the success of the excavation’s activities. Our warmest thanks is addressed to all of them.
We have also to thank the authorities of the Supreme Council of Antiquities who greatly facilitated our activities: Dr. Gaballa Aly Gaballa, President, Sabri Abd el-Aziz, General Director of Upper Egyptian antiquities, and Mohammed el-Bialy, Director of the Theban necropolis. A special thanks is addressed to Mustafa Mohammed Soghair, our inspector, who showed a deep archaeological knowledge following the works of the mission and who demonstrates sincere friendship to us.
A special mention has to be made of the persons representing the Italian government in Egypt: H.E. the Ambassador Francesco Aloisi de Larderel, the Italian honorary Vice-Consul in Luxor, the Architect Alfredo Freda and Dr. Maria Casini, archaeological attaché of our embassy in Cairo. They all visited our excavations. Their help and support proved invaluable on more than one occasion.