The official internet blog of the current excavations at the site of Saft el-Hinna,
while promising a 'fascinating insight into the work of a real archaeological dig', in fact does little to convey either
the mind-numbing tedium of day-to-day work on site or the general lack of agreement between any two given members of the
fifteen-strong team as to the correct interpretation of the site, according to junior team member Louise Watson. Also
seriously under-represented on the blog entries to date are the ever-present simmering under-current of sexual frustration
and the pervading disappointment felt by team-members experiencing digging in Egypt for the first time.
Speaking exclusively to egyptastic.co.uk, Watson said 'I got a day off on Friday and went to an
internet cafe. After I'd checked my hotmail account, firstname.lastname@example.org, and facebook, I remembered that the
director had said he'd been updating a blog at www.saftelhinnarocks.com, so I logged on for a quick look. I honestly couldn't
recognise the dig he was describing. There was all this stuff about 'potentially fascinating discoveries' and 'hugely
significant work' but I've been drawing bits of pottery for the last five weeks. There wasn't a single blog entry about
how well the pottery is getting drawn, or how important that is.'
'To be honest the only thing anyone's been talking about has been how Jess and Dieter are being so
annoying, flirting with each other all the time, and how we all wish they'd just find a sondage somewhere to go and shag
each other and get it out of their systems. But you won't see anything about that on the blog - it just keeps on about how
we all 'feel a meaningful connection with the age of the pharaohs'. All I can feel most days is half the desert in my
Watson added: 'I don't know what Dieter sees in Jess anyway. She's such a moose'.
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