On 13th, 14th and 15th March 2020 the Luxor Archaeological Heritage Foundation organised a 3-day community outreach activity in Luxor for local children aged 10-14. The workshop was taught by community archaeologist Ashraquet Fakhry and took place at the library of the Theban Mapping Project on the West Bank of Luxor. The main aim of the workshop was to raise the level of awareness of the children about the archaeological heritage of the West Bank of Luxor, the very area where they live.
Through storytelling and playing games the children learned about the history of the Theban area and the monuments, as well as about daily life in Ancient Egypt. During the workshop, the children made posters and each of the children made a booklet, aimed at sharing the knowledge that they gained with others.
On the last day of the workshop, we treated the children to a visit of the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, which was made possible with the kind agreement from the inspectorate at the West Bank of Luxor and the site director Mr. Azab Ragab.