Amara West project blog


Investigating life in an Egyptian town

Amara West 2015: glimpses of a burial chamber

Michaela Binder, bioarchaeologist

Excavating the shaft of pyramid tomb

At a depth of 2.5m below present surface, workmen Al-Nezir Mohamed (“Bushi”) and Abou Ad (right) revealed the top of an ancient doorway in the shaft cut through the schist bedrock below pyramid G321. Patience is needed, with the sand fill removed by hauling buckets up the shaft, before we can glimpse into the burial chamber.

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Filed under: Amara West 2015, archaeology, New Kingdom

One Response

  1. BL says:

    What happened to the pyramid? Stone was reused for something else?

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