Amara West is an ancient town in northern Sudan, the adminstrative capital of Upper Nubia, known as Kush, occupied by pharaonic Egypt between 1500 and 1070 BC. Each year a team of specialists excavates at the town, revealing ancient buildings and recovering objects.
This project aims to provide new insights into what life was like for the ancient inhabitants through further study and scientific analysis, helping us to learn about where the inhabitants came from, what food they cooked and ate, their health, and the craft activities that took place in their houses.
Each year, a team of archaeologists, scientists, physical anthropologists and other experts undertakes an excavation season at Amara West.
2 September 2013
Anna Stevens, project curator, Amara West
26 March 2013
Jamie Woodward, University of Manchester and Mark Macklin, University of Aberystwyth
22 February 2013
Neal Spencer, British Museum
Previous excavation seasons: 2011-12
13 December 2012
Michaela Binder, Durham University