Sunday, March 15, 2009

EES News Update, 12 March 2009

Egypt Exploration Society

Dear all,

This is just a very short note to alert you to a couple of additions to the Society’s online presence.

For some time we have been trying to think of new ways of keeping you all more immediately up-to-date with our activities in the field. The Society’s Director, Dr Patricia Spencer, is currently in Egypt to undertake, with her husband, Dr Jeffrey Spencer, a short season at the site of Yetwal wa Yuksur, for the EES Delta Survey. It is not always easy to find a usable internet connection in the Egyptian countryside (!) but we think we may have found a way round this: Patricia will be sending short updates to a specially created page on the web, in the form of text messages from an Egyptian mobile phone. If possible, longer updates will be sent via e-mail to the London office for staff to upload.

The new page is here: Please do have a look, and let us know what you think! You can subscribe to the updates via RSS (what is RSS?) and a comment facility is provided at the bottom of each entry for you to leave your thoughts. We will be monitoring traffic to the site, and if it generates sufficient interest and proves not to be technologically impossible, or too onerous for Patricia, we will certainly consider expanding the idea to our other field projects.

Lastly, a short story on our events of the last few weeks has just been uploaded to our news page. Please take a look!

Best wishes,
Chris Naunton

Christopher Naunton
Deputy Director

The Egypt Exploration Society
3 Doughty Mews
London WC1N 2PG
Tel. +44 (0)20 7242 2266

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