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

Report of the 2002 Season


The 2002 autumn season of the Civiche Raccolte Archeologiche of Milan Mission to the tombs of Harwa and Akhimenru started on October 26th, 2002 and ended on January 13th, 2003. The activities were suspended from December 4th to 14th, 2002 for the celebration of Ayd.

During the first part of the season, we completed the building of the plywood pillars in the First Pillared Hall of the tomb of Harwa, where epigraphic activities were continued. A complete re-examination of the finds made during the 1996-1998 seasons was carried out in advance of the publication of the preliminary report on excavations in the First Subterranean Level. The southern part of the corridor surrounding the tomb was provided with shelving for the storage of pottery and fragments of stone.

In the second part of the campaign the two rooms (the easternmost already partly cleared during the 2001 campaign) at the bottom of main shaft of the tomb were excavated. Epigraphic activities and re-examination of the finds continued.

The members of the team were Francesco Tiradritti (Director and Egyptologist), Alice Heyne (Egyptologist and Assistant Director), Silvia Einaudi (Egyptologist and Assistant Director), Maria Beatrice Galgano (Egyptologist), Federica Raverta (Egyptologist) Mustafa Mohammed el-Sughair (Egyptologist), Maria Michela Luiselli (Egyptologist), Maryam Fahmi Ayad (Egyptologist), Christina Joy Riggs (Archaeologist), Diethelm Eigner (Architect), Ilaria Perticucci (Conservator), Costantino Meucci (Conservator), Carlos Alberto De La Fuente (Photographer), Franco Lovera (Photographer), Enrico Vincenti (Engineer) and Giacomo Maria Tiradritti (Economist and Logistic director). Giuliana De Lorenzo, Miriam Valerie Ronsdorff, Ruth Manuela Zillhardt and Christopher Hugh Naunton also joined the mission as students.

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