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Archiving the Amarna objects

Fundraising for The Amarna Trust

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  • Event: Amarna Archiving, 06 Oct 2013

The Amarna Trust

The Amarna Trust works to support archaeological research at Tell el-Amarna in Middle Egypt. It provides funding for ongoing survey and excavation, facilitates conservation of the remains, and works to promote access to and appreciation of the site by both Egyptian and international visitors.

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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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  • Scarab with gazelle from an Amarna burial
  • Volunteers at Amarna in 2012

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