The dig house at Amarna has a complicated history of its own! Barry Kemp explains: Early European travellers who spent time at Amarna must have based themselves upon travelling house-boats (dahabiyas) or, in the case of Norman Davies and his co-workers whilst copying the rock tombs, in one of the actual tombs. The first to… Continue reading The southern expedition house
Anna Garnett recalls her first trip to Amarna to study the pottery from the Stone Village and a memorable trip to the EES Dig House where Mary Chubb worked with John Pendlebury's team in the 1930s, an experience she recounted in her memoir Nefertiti Lived Here. With the support of an Egypt Exploration Society Fieldwork and Research Grant, I am currently… Continue reading Mary Chubb Lived Here: Some first impressions of Amarna
Anna Hodgkinson outlines her recent investigations into the suburban glass industry at Amarna. C. Leonard Woolley excavated at Amarna in 1921–2 on behalf of the Egypt Exploration Society. Just before the end of the season, in late January 1922, his team was working on some houses in the Main City South, in the vicinity… Continue reading The manufacture of beautiful beads at Amarna
Gretchen Dabbs outlines the aims and results of the project to study the remains of the people of Amarna recovered during ongoing excavations of the city's cemeteries.
In the first of our anniversary blogs, Prof. Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Project, sits down for a question-and-answer session on the experience, challenges and rewards of leading fieldwork at Amarna over the past 40 years.