The International Wadi Farasa Project

Preliminary Report on the 2002 Season

by Stephan G. Schmid

IV. Restoration

The above mentioned badly weathering of the entrance to the „Soldier Tomb“ as well as the location of sounding 8 forced us to refill that sounding. Once the clearing of the entire complex will have proceeded enough, it will be possible to re-open it and to use the appropriate measures in order to save that eroded parts.

At the area of the big entrance hall (room 1) some reparation of the walls were carried out using an elastic mortar as described in last years report (Schmid 2002). Some of the original floor slabs that were found in the debris were put back and fixed with mortar so that the entrance hall can be visited now.