EXCAVATION AND PRESERVATION
The Kom el-Dikka Archaeological and Preservation Project completed another season of
fieldwork lasting from September 2003 through June 2004.1 Unexpected problems with
financing the restoration work compelled a readjustment of the annual program in an effort
to balance research goals and the most pressing restoration operations. In turn, the relocation
of the excavation workforce and financial resources to areas of the greatest need had direct
bearing on the effects of the season, resulting in some of the scheduled work not being
1 This year the staff included: Dr. Grzegorz Majcherek, director; Mrs. Renata Kucharczyk, deputy director; Mrs. Iwona
Zych, Ms Aleksandra Chabiera, Ms Emanuela Kulicka, Mr. Tomasz Pelc, archaeologists; Ms Joanna Lis, Mrs. Ewa
Parandowska, Mr. Wiesiaw Kuczewski, conservators; Dr. Wojciech Kolgtaj, Ms Maigorzata Krawczyk, architects; Prof.
Dr. Karol Piasecki, anthropologist. SCA inspectors Mr. Ahmed Moussa, Mr. Husnaa Mahmud Fahmi, Mr. Ibtihal Abdel
Samad, Mrs. Fahima Ibrahim, Mr. Bahgat Ibrahim Salem, Mr. Mohammed Senussi Ahmed and Mr. Yusri Mohammed
Hassan worked with the mission all through the year. We would like to express our thanks to the Antiquities
Authorities, in particular to Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the SCA, and all the officials in Cairo as well as
Alexandria for their friendly cooperation and support.