UnEARTHED

UnEarthed

Archaeology team digs up unexpected treasures in Egypt.

By Ian Mathias

Photography by James T. VanRensselaer

“We were not expecting to find bodies,” says Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology. But this year – the 19th summer that Bryan has led Johns Hopkins students on an archaeological dig in Luxor, Egypt – bodies are exactly what Bryan and her students found. “We’ve been digging in this particular site for 6 years now, and up until this time we never found human burials. This year there was at least one burial in every square we dug.”

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  • mhd

    I was wondering why they do this hard work?

  • Angelika Abras

    Congratulations! I personally don’t believe it’s luck! It’s the combination of ambition, science teamwork and patience…

  • Hannah

    This was an amazing thing to be a part of!

  • Carol

    Very exciting news!! Wish I could have been there! Congratulations on your find!