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Church Paintings at Amarna

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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 document Amarna's monastic history

 

In 2000, excavations at the 5th-7th century monastic site of Kom el-Nana at Amarna unexpectedly revealed the sanctuary of the monastery’s church and, amongst the rubble, over a thousand fragments of painted plaster. During several study seasons, these were painstakingly rejoined by Dr Gillian Pyke to reveal part of the original decoration of the apse: a scene of Christ and the Apostles. 

The next stage of the Kom el-Nana Church Painting Project is to disseminate this important attestation of early Christian faith, and of Amarna's later history. Can you help us with this? Your donation will be put towards the costs of publishing this work in full, and will help make this important research accessible to a wide audience.


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  • Upper parts of two saints
  • Plan of Kom el-Nana monastery
  • John, James and an unidentified figure +6

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