After nearly 10 days back in the UK, I received an email from Jay Heidel today with some new information on the state of Antinoupolis, and some plans for the up and coming work. He mentioned that an italian journalist is producing an article on the site, and has posted a blog entry on Antinoupolis at http://filelleni.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/allarme-egitto/. Apologies for not reblogging this, there doesn’t seem to be a link.
Just in case I didn’t reproduce it, here is the link to the Egyptian Independent article on the site http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antinoupolis-archaeological-site-being-destroyed-systematically. A scan of the article in arabic in the paper Al Masry al Youm is available here:
I will update this blog category at a later date with some thoughts, once the fieldwork at Basing House is completed.