Workmen’s Huts in The Theban Mountains are part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis in Luxor, Egypt. The Workmen’s Huts in the Theban Mountains (WHTM) Project forms part of a research project called People and Environment. A multidisciplinary study on human agency, housing constructions, and social and ritual space in Egypt 1550-1069 BC with special focus on the Station de Repos area. This is a five-year project taking place 1.8.2008–31.7.2013 directed by Dr. Jaana Toivari-Viitala. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and undertaken at the University of Helsinki in association with the Finnish Egyptological Society. The international partners of the project are The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) in Egypt and the University of Basel in Switzerland as well as the Náprstek Museum in the Czech Republic. http://www.protsv.fi/fieldwork/projekti.html http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2011/11/workmens-huts-in-theban-mountains.html http://egyptology.blogspot.com/2011/11/workmens-huts-in-theban-mountains-whtm.html http://luxor-news.blogspot.com/2011/10/workmens-huts-in-theban-mountains.html http://www.helsinki.fi/egyptologia/tutkimus/index.html http://www.kv64.info/2011/07/finnish-team-at-workmens-huts.html
Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.