Monday, December 14, 2009

A Wedding and a Funeral...

It's hard to believe, almost surreal in fact, that just one Sunday ago we were celebrating the wedding of a CH workman and then yesterday we were at a funeral mourning the passing of dear friend Susan Weeks.

You can read the statement from AUC here.

Her body was found in the Nile late Saturday night. It appears she fell from the Kingfisher, the Weeks' dahabbiya. Jane Akshar tells the story on her blog. (N.B. Perhaps it would be more effective if those commenting on Jane's blog post directed those comments to Jane herself.) I had just been with them for drinks on the Kingfisher earlier in the evening. We shall miss her terribly. Rest in peace, Susan, in your beloved Luxor...

(Photo from the Theban Mapping Project)


  1. Dear Marie,

    I am so very sorry to learn of the death of your close friend, Susan Weeks. I will light a candle today for her safe journey and for those who have loved and lost her.


  2. I spent one summer surveying with Dr. Kent Weeks and staff in the Valley of the Kings. My thoughts and prayers are with Kent and family for their loss.

  3. Marie..
    This has been a sad year indeed, as tragedy has hit us as well. We know how you feel, and we are with you in spirit.
    Bill and Miriam


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