WorkmenThe workmen are hired field labourers from the nearby villages of Abusir and Saqqara. Some of them have been working with the expedition for many years and have acquired specialistic skills (e.g. restoring pottery, cleaning skeletons, assistance with surveying). They work from 7.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The workmen fall under the supervision of a reis (foreman) and a clerk, both of whom are employees of the Supreme Council for Antiquities.