Amara West project blog


Investigating life in an Egyptian town

Amara West 2015: a first glimpse of site

 Carrying equipment to site
Neal Spencer, Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum

First view of site
This was our first view of Amara West since March last year: hazy with airborne sand, it was reassuring to see no signs of looting.

Equipment to site
Carrying equipment – wheelbarrows, boxes of tools, surveying instruments – across the site, framed by an arch of the new visitor centre and police post.

Barrows in wait
We return at 7am tomorrow to start excavations in the ancient town: all but the dark green barrow await the addition of tires (hopefully re-inflated).

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