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Amara West 2015 (week 5): the practical, the unusual and the desert beyond

Neal Spencer (Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum) & Michaela Binder (bioarchaeologist)

Now the time seems to be slipping through our fingers like the loose windblown sand that shrouds the ancient buildings at Amara West, but with less than two weeks to go (in the town). 1,202 more words

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Amara West 2015 (week 4): a Deputy of Kush, monumental architecture and industry


Neal Spencer (Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan), Michaela Binder (bioarchaeologist)

Careful excavations continue across the houses in the extramural area west of the town. 1,018 more words

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Amara West 2015 (week 3): from phytoliths to papyrus

Neal Spencer (Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan) & Michaela Binder (bioarchaeologist)

Looking back at week 3, the change of pace – and a different kind of work pattern – is striking. 904 more words

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Amara West 2015: views from the sky


Neal Spencer, Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan

After two days of frustrating stillness and heat, a mighty wind arose today: our kite, laden with camera, could finally lift off. 304 more words

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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. 61 more words

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Amara West 2015, week 2: pyramid(s), garden plots, old fish and farming


Neal Spencer (Keeper, Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum) and Michaela Binder (bioarchaeologist)

Each breakfast is accompanied by a threat that samak qadim (‘ancient fish’) will be amongst the dishes brought to site by our workers, from houses across Ernetta. 1,282 more words

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Amara West 2015: a pyramid edge and its chapel emerges

Michaela Binder, bioarchaeologist

A successful first day of excavation in G321! On the hottest day of the season so far, Sofie exposes the well-preserved southern wall of a mud-brick funerary chapel. 60 more words

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