Saskatchewan architect draws ancient Egyptian archaeological site

David Butt joined an archaeological expedition to the 5,000-year-old city.

David Butt joined an archaeological expedition to the 5,000-year-old city

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      A retired Regina architect recently returned from a month of documenting archaeology in Egypt. David Butt went with some archaeologist friends to a 5,000-year-old city. They dug up layer after layer of civilizations that lived at the site.

      "It was fabulously interesting," said Butt. 

      One of the Canadian archaeologists brought drones to fly over and view the area. Butt said this made it a bit tricky going through the airport.

      "You can imagine what the Egyptians thought of bringing drones," he said. "We just told them they were toys."

      The site is called Mendes, and is a few hours east of Cairo. 

      Butt was asked to go for his architectural skills. He drew different scenes of the expedition, as can be seen in the photogallery above. 


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