Amara West project blog


Investigating life in an Egyptian town

Amara West 2015: footprint of a pyramid builder?

Michaela Binder, bioarchaeologist

On the eighth day of excavation in Cemetery D at Amara West, inside the chapel of tomb G321, we came across the small imprints of toes (indicated by arrows in photograph), left in the wet mud, most likely during construction of the pyramid and its chapel. Tucked in a corner against the eastern side of the pyramid, such traces are an immediate link to the people who once built this funerary monument overlooking the ancient town, between 3300 and 3100 years ago.

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Filed under: Amara West 2015, archaeology, funerary, New Kingdom

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