Thursday, October 24, 2013


Some time ago Dr. Muhlestein did an interview about the excavation that was never posted here. You can hear it at

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Team Meeting

We recently had our first excavation team meeting of the academic year. I am excited to see all the good things so many people are doing. We are moving forward on creating our database, on publishing a catalogue of our textiles and some interim work, on conserving the materials we have, on firming up our excavation plans for this year, and on publishing some articles about our pyramid. David Whitchurch and Kerry Muhlestein just submitted and article to the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology about the stelae from the Excavation. Many more good things are in the works.

We have such a great team, and so many things are moving along so well. It is going to be a promising year.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Team attends conference

Team members Kristin South and Catherine Taylor along with a student, Elisabeth Berghouts, attended a conference on ancient Textiles in Belgium. There they worked with others who have collections similar to ours as part of their efforts to find comparable pieces as we begin to create a catalog of the artifacts that have come from our excavation.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Teaching about Egypt

Dr. Muhlestein spent several hours teaching two different social studies/socratic methods classes about ancient Egypt at Maeser Prep Academy.