Ballas 2021, Week 3: 5/15 – 5/19

Ballas 2021, Week 3: 5/15 – 5/19

We have finished up our work for this short season and turned our reports into the Antiquities Inspectorate at Qena and had a meeting with the Governor of Qena Province to discuss the importance of the site and its preservation.

In the final week of the season, we undertook some more reconstruction on the casemates at the western face of the North Palace that were beside a modern roadway and in danger of being driven over.

Piet Collet completed surveying the “South Palace” as well as planning the structures in South Wadi areas 1 and 2. In addition, Vicky Jensen made a surface collection of the sherd material from those areas and Ayman Demarani photographed the objects and a number of features at the site.

Reconstruction work on the North palace Dier El-Ballas, May 17