Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean — 16.2004(2005)

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MARINA EL-ALAMEIN

EGYPT

MARINA EL-ALAMEIN
CONSERVATION WORK IN 2004

Stanislaw Medeksza et al.

A Polish-Egyptian Restoration Mission from the Polish Center of Archaeology of Warsaw
University completed its tenth season of field conservation at the Early Roman town of
Marina el-Alamein, working in April and May 2004.1 Financial limitations on the
Egyptian side necessitated the program to be reduced to a minimum. Reconstruction activities
with few workers and using building materials leftover from the previous season did not
actually start until April 14.
The work program in 2004 covered houses H10"E" and HI 9, HI 9a in the southern
part of the town, HI and H21c in the northern part, and tomb complexes T1GH, T1K,
T12 located in the southwestern part of the necropolis (see previous report in PAM XV
(2004), Fig. 1 for a plan of the site).
1 The team included Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Medeksza, director; Dr. Rafai Czerner, Ms Malgorzata Krawczyk, architects;
Mr. Wiestaw Grzegorek, architect and civil engineer; Mrs. Irma Fuks-Rembisz and Mr. Piotr Zambrzycki, stone con-
servators; Ms Grazyna B|kowska, Mrs. Renata Kucharczyk, archaeologists; Ms Malgorzata Mrozek, geologist. Dr. Grze-
gorz Majcherek, ceramologist, joined the team momentarily. Representing the Egyptian side was the Director of the
site of Marina el-Alamein, Mr. Mahmud Yasin, assisted by SCA Inspector, Mr. Ihab Ghazi, to whom we address words
of acknowledgment for their help in the course of the season.
The Mission is indebted, as always, to the Supreme Council of Antiquities and to the Secretary General Dr. Zahi
Hawass. AKME Zdzislaw Wisniewski has kept faith with our work, assisting the mission with essential additional
funding. Mrs. Iwona Zych kindly edited the published version of this report.

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