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Excavating the North Cemeteries at Amarna

Fundraising for The Amarna Trust

104 %
raised of £2,500 target
by 35 supporters
  • Event: archaeological fieldwork

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 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. 

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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  • An initial visit to the North Cemetery
  • The North Cemetery with robbed grave pits +5