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Egyptologist Jan Summers to work in Valley of the Kings

Jan Duffy Summers curates a falcon mummy to be displayed at the College of Idaho's Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History in February.

Jan Summers curates a falcon mummy to be displayed at the College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History in February. Photo courtesy of College of Idaho.

Jan Summers, an Egyptologist at The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, has been invited to join an archaeological mission of the University of La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain. She will be part of a team studying and restoring an ancient Egyptian tomb in Luxor, Egypt.

Summers will travel to the Valley of the Kings this spring to work with the team. The project, known as Tomb TT209,  includes archaeological work on the tomb as well as at-home work translating papers and web articles into English.

Summer’s previous work in Egypt was with the tomb project TT223 in the Asasif area of Luxor. She also has identified agricultural artifacts for the Cairo Museum, and carried out site excavation of the famous Mendes site in the Nile Delta region with the Pennsylvania State University Field School.

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