|Nov 23...Up for tea & bread w/ tiny bit of jam. Up top in the cool breeze the Niger R. is flanked by villages both permanent on higher ground and fishing(flooded only occupied later when water goes down for 4 to 6 mos). Scenery chges from green eucalyptus trees to rice growing to much dryer & sand banks and then back to rice, etc.
In our conversations w/ Marta we learn she was in on the 2nd most important discovery after King Tut in mid-East in 2002 in Syria(see Natl Geo. Feb or Mar 2005)=Teu Mishrife/Qatna(Homs). Fascinating!
Enrico Sborgi(partner soon to be hubby) Google to see article about his time in Ethiopia...now they are in Niger, Niami.