Well, the flights are pretty much booked. Leaving on the 10th of November and returning .... on the 4th of January. That's a bit of a change since I thought I'd be returning before Christmas. So this is roughly it:
12-13th November Travel by train (5 hours, south of Cairo) to Asiout and start the work.
20th December Main work on site finishes. Between now and 28th is my own time, to travel around. I was really prepared to not have any such free time to see the sights/sites. Noice!
28th--31st December Three days of photography at the site. The uni has a professional photographer they get every year to document everything. You have to have permission from the Egyptian Antiquities Council peeps to work a site, called a "concession." The concession for Meir is valid until 31st December so of course the prof wants to use it all. It's not necessary for me to be at the photography but he said it would be a useful experience. How can I pass it up? Even though it means missing Christmas (Amanda's liver and BMI Index: Woo hoo!)
2nd January Leave for Oz.