Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pots in Sand


Out in the desert west of Sakkara there is a hollow in some hills where hundreds of broken pots lie. I don't know if they have been left there by more modern people or if for some ancient people left them there. So I just leave them there.

7 comments:

Susan said...

I'm glad you did (leave them). Though as a trained archaeologist I shouldn't say that! (So I won't put my website in...)

angie nader said...

i would play archeologist...haha

brattcat said...

Good idea. The archaeologists thank you.

Merri said...

Soooooooo many mysteries in that desert.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I doubt very much that they are of much use to archaeologists at this point. It's highly likely that others have disturbed them, but I like the idea of them being there.

Catgirl said...

I agree with Susan, as a future archeologist, I do say that it was probably best left untouched, but still perhaps you can get permission for the antiquities department to investigate. how lucky for you!

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

We probably have about a ton or two of broken pots within a couple of kilometres here. The antiquities folk couldn't care less about them, to be honest, UNLESS you get caught taking one out of the country. There are literally piles of pot shards in the desert. With so many, there isn't much point in bothering them. Many of them are dig debris and have just been dumped. It's hard to imagine just how much stuff there is here until you see it.

My daughter is doing her PhD in paleoanthropology at NYU and she goes nuts every time she comes home for a visit. So many bones and no way to identify or use them since they are no longer on site.