On Wednesday 28th February 2018 we had a visit to the Marawah MR11 excavations from a team from the Zayed National Museum (Noura Al Moubarak and Emma Thompson) accompanied by Peter Magee (Head of Archaeology at the Historic Environment Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism).
Here is a nice selfy of the MR11 archaeological team plus visitors. In a clockwise direction from the giant selfy stick holder: Howell Magnus Roberts, Alan Sartori, Richard Cuttler, Kirk Roberts, Samander Khan, Zahir Khan, Abdulla Jalil Muhammad, John Martin, Mark Jonathan Beech, Rashid Ali, Peter Spencer, Peter Magee, Emma Thompson, and Noura Al Mubarak.
Excavations are continuing at the MR11 site on Marawah Island. The new field season began on 12 February 2018 and continues for six weeks until the 22nd March 2018.
The team includes: Dr Mark Jonathan Beech (Director), Dr Richard Howard Thorburn Cuttler (Deputy Director), Abdulla Khalfan Al Kaabi (not present in picture) and Ahmed Abdalla El Hag El Faki, Zahir Khan, Samander Khan, Abdul Jalil Muhammad, and Rashid Ali Mohammed Akrab – all from the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), as well as the following external senior archaeological consultants: John Martin (not present in picture), Howell Magnus Roberts, Kirk Kendrick Roberts, Peter Thomas Spencer and Dominic Alan Tomasi.