Help us to archive the Amarna objects
Since excavations recommenced at Amarna in 1979, around 24,000 artefacts have been recovered from the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. This collection of jewellery, statue fragments, stone furniture, and a vast range of other finds, forms one of the most important assemblages of artefacts from ancient Egypt.
At present, the objects are documented on paper registration cards. The time is long overdue to digitise this archive, making it more searchable, and ensuring that we have a back-up copy. The ultimate goal is that the entire database will be made available online for all to use and explore.
In 2012, a group of volunteers travelled to Amarna to begin the task of entering the object cards into a database, and in October 2013 we aim to complete this work.
Can you help?
Your donation will be used to help cover the costs of transportation and accommodation for volunteers as they undertake the data entry.
No donation is too small – every little bit makes a difference.
Thank you for your interest in our work.
– The Amarna Project Team.
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