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Vienna native works on Egypt excavation as part of National Geographic TV show


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Matt Adams, right, and the project “reis,” or foreman, Ibrahim Mohamed Ali, inside a 2,500-year-old brick tomb in Abydos, Egypt.
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ABYDOS, Egypt — Vienna native Matt Adams has been involved in major archaeology excavations in Abydos, Egypt, for 30 years.

His work at Abydos, one of the oldest cities in ancient Egypt, is being shown on the National Geographic Channel at 8 p.m. today.

Adams, a 1980 graduate of Parkersburg High School, got his doing archaeological work on Blennerhassett Island when the park was first being developed. He worked five summers on the Ohio River island during his high school and college years.

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