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In Trench 7, Veerle, Karen, Sghair and Madame Boutheina are working on a quite small area, where they 'peel' off the archaeological layers one by one.
At the edge of this trench, a Roman cistern was found. Sghair managed to clean and excavate this small place on his own, with some help for the buckets.
In trench 2, everybody is working very hard. Tijs, Vanessa, Faicel, Liselot and Kaouther have recently found the first late Punic levels.
Soumaya, Lieve, Jelel and Tine are working in trench 4. Soumaya and Jelel are digging further down from the 2003 level. Their primary goal is to examine the Archaic levels.
Lieve and Tine are excavating the levels right and left of a Punic pavement. Afterwards they will cut out the pavement too.
Trench 6 is a new trench starting off from ground level. At the moment Aline, Ans, Mohamed and Hamdene are excavating the Roman layer. We found already a lot of ceramics and fragments of mosaics.
The topographers, Tijs, Sarah and Liselotte, measure the whole excavated area with the total station. Afterwards they enter the data in the computer to make a plan.
Trench 7 contains several robber trenches on Roman walls. Karen and Veerle have been digging these trenches for the last few days.
After having consulted our topographers Sarah, Tijs and Liselotte, it proved necessary to adjust our measuring rod from the British into the metrical system, as you can see with the highest level of accuracy.
Trench 4: due to the heavy rainfall in fall 2003 the trench had been completely filled with mud. Claudia is seen here retracing the walls excavated last year.
Tuniso-Belgian cooperation: Tijs and Koouther fixing a nail.
Koouther, Vanessa and Liselot measuring and mapping a Roman wall in trench 2.
Roald Docter taking snapshots in the field.
Photographing at mid-day necessitates un-orthodox screening measures: Aline holding the batch of plastic in trench 6.
Transporting excavation materials at the end of the day is best done in cooperation.
Next to it they have transferred the height of the geodetic point of the Byrsa Hill to the present excavation site.Of course, they have been scheduled for other tasks as well.