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Investigating life in an Egyptian town

Amara West 2015: onwards from Khartoum

Conservation materials for Amara West
Neal Spencer, Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum

Two more days in Khartoum were sufficient to make final preparation for our season, notably signing our excavation papers (and catching up with colleagues) in the National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums, and more shopping.

Conservation materials
A pharmaceutical supply provided us with conservation materials. Little that is used by archaeologists is made for archaeologists.

Amara West books
We visited the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project offices, and filled a minibus with copies of our Amara West book, here with Anna Garnett (@Beket_Aten). We’ll be distributing the book to communities around the archaeological site of Amara West.

Leaving Khartoum
Loading up two minibuses – luggage, equipment, tools – early this morning in Khartoum. 4WD vehicles have not been necessary since the tarmac road to Abri (720km) was completed in 2011.

Friendship Hall
The Friendship Hall in Khartoum: we won’t be seeing any 1970s architecture for some time!

Alongside regular updates on the blog, follow the season on Twitter: @NealSpencer_BM and #amarawest

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2 Responses

  1. Cleopetra says:

    I WISH AMARA A VERY GOOD YEAR AND MANY AMAZING DISCOVERIES! PETRA LETHER

  2. Pawel says:

    Have a good season ! Can you append a map of your place , please ?

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