The "Harwa 2001" ONLUS
Cultural Association presents
Report of the 2001 Season
Compagnia di San Paolo, Gruppo Galgano Consulenti di Direzione and the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry, funded the autumn campaign. The insurance covering the members of the mission was provided by Toro Assicurazioni S.p.A. for the fourth year. IMA Faraone granted ladders and scaffoldings used for the construction of the plywood pillars. The members of the Cultural Association “Harwa 2001” O.N.L.U.S., through their membership subscriptions and donations, substantially contributed to the success of the excavation’s activities. Our warmest thanks go to all of them.
We also would like to thank the authorities of the Supreme Council of Antiquities who greatly facilitated our activities: Dr. Zahy Hawass, General Director, Sabri Abd el-Aziz, Director of Pharaonic Antiquities, Mohammed el-Bialy, Director of the Upper Egyptian Antiquities and Aly el-Asfar, Director of the Western Thebes Area. Special thanks are due to Hamdan Mortadha and Alaa Abd el-Halim, our inspectors, who followed the work of the mission, demonstrating a sincere friendship to us.
mention must be made of Dr. Maria Casini, archaeological attaché of the
Italian embassy in Cairo, who visited our excavation. The help and the
support given to us by the Italian Government, represented in Egypt by H.E.
the Ambassador Mario Sica, proved, as usual, invaluable.