A few photos of the site that have recently been cleaned off:
This is the road that cuts through the site here. Actually, I should say ’street’ because it’s an ancient street. The granary where I’ve been working is on the left there and there are houses on the right.
Not how I cleverly caught the bag being thrown just before the moment it is caught.
The granary consists of a series of vaulted rooms where grain or some other form of seeds were stored. All of the vaulting is mud brick and makes of the lowest floor of at least two stories. Some of these go right down to the bedrock which can be very shallow here. Otherwise, the floors in there are plastered.
The grain is put in via these holes, and also provide for ventilation.
Closeup of one of the holes; they’re kept open by the neck of a pottery vessel.
Another view with a hatch in the foreground through which access was obtained. The walls in these hatches have a series of notches cut into the walls for foot and hand holds.
Tomorrow is our last day before a 4-day holiday. We’ll be going down to visit Amarna for 2 days and staying in a hotel down there (with a pool!). Hence, I shall be happily showering with hot water (hopefully) and lounging by the pool while not looking at famous sites. Should be fun. Long drive there though, but supposedly we have a large bus with AC. So, yay.