Help us to excavate the North Cemetery at Amarna
From 2006 to 2013, the Amarna Project excavated a burial ground for the non-elite people of Amarna (the South Tombs Cemetery). From the study of human remains to the discovery of painted coffins and unique funerary stelae, the work has revolutionised our understanding of Akhenaten's city. In early 2015, we aim to build on this research by starting excavations at a group of cemeteries at the north end of the site, which collectively form Amarna's other main public burial ground.
The Amarna cemeteries offer a unique opportunity to investigate the life experiences of an ancient population whose lives we can date to a specific moment in time and whose city we can still see. The Amarna Cemeteries Project is one of the most important research excavations currently taking place in Egypt.
Yet the cemeteries are vulnerable. Robbers' trenches pit the North Cemeteries and looted bone and potsherds are scattered across the desert surface. Fieldwork is urgently needed to record what remains.
Can you help?
With limited research funding available for archaeological fieldwork, we appeal to you for support. Your donation will be used to help cover the costs of specialists' transport and accommodation, local support staff and disseminating the fieldwork results to the public and scholars alike.
Thank you for your interest in our work.
– The Amarna Project Team.
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