I am the Assistant Director, Photographer, Artist and Designer for the South Asasif Conservation Project, an archaeological dig in Egypt.

I designed the Project’s official website, where you can learn more about the work we’re doing in Egypt, reconstructing a necropolis of ancient tombs.

The latest updates about current work seasons are posted on the Project’s blog. We are now open for our 2021 Season.

I try to make myself useful around the site, spending most of my time in Egypt crawling into deep, dark holes, climbing vertiginous ladders, or scrambling onto various rickety articles of furniture to find just the right angle for a photograph, help place an ancient fragment in its original location, or participate in a new discovery.


I designed two exhibitions of our best finds for the Luxor Museum.

South Asasif Necropolis: Journey Through Time (2019)

I did the layout, design and photography for the exhibition catalogue, published by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

You can read my essay from the catalogue about how the exhibition design was inspired by German Expressionist silent film here:

The South Asasif Pyramidion (2020)

Articles on archaeology for the Australian children’s history magazine, HistoriCool:
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Blakeney, Katherine. “A Day in My Life on an Egyptian Excavation Site.” HistoriCool Magazine, no. 15, July 2015.

Animals of Ancient Egypt.HistoriCool Magazine, no. 16, Sept. 2015.