Mission Digging Diary

Digging Diary
The Mission Digging Diary is a week by week report of the Dutch excavations in Saqqara, written by the Field Director(s) themselves.


Season 2015
Read the Digging Diaries of the last season in 2015.

Season 2013
Read the Digging Diaries of the excavations of 2013.

Season 2012
Read about the 2012 fieldseason of the Leiden Mission. The Digging Diaries of 2012 can be found here.

Season 2011
In view of the political situation in Egypt the excavations in the New Kingdom necropolis of Saqqara, originally planned for February 2011, have been cancelled. The most recent news is that various parts of the site of Saqqara have been plundered. Whether this involves the Dutch concession is at the moment not yet clear, and we await further news from the authorities. More in the news section.