Cemetery D at Amara West: the Ramesside Period and its aftermath

Michaela Binder, Neal Spencer and Marie Millet

Amara West, the adminsitrative capital of occupied Kush in the Ramesside Period, has been the subject of a British Museum archaeological project since 2008, with multidisciplinary research undertaken in both the settlement and associated cemeteries. This paper presents preliminary results from excavations in a cemetery north of the town, with the first concrete evidence for elite Egyptian-style burials of the Ramesside Period. The cemetery continued in use after the period of Egyptian occupation. Detailed consideration is given to the funerary architecture, grave goods and the associated ceramic assemblage.

Cemetery D at Amara West: the Ramesside Period and its aftermath

To reference this article we suggest:

Binder, M., N. Spencer and M. Millet. 2011. Cemetery D at Amara West: the Ramesside Period and its aftermath. BMSAES 16, 47–99. http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_16/binder_spencer_millet.aspx

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