Amara West is an ancient town in northern Sudan, the administrative 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.
25 February 2015
Maickel von Bellegem (Department of Conservation & Scientific Research, British Museum)
21 February 2015
Neal Spencer (Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan), and Michaela Binder (bioarchaeologist)
20 February 2015
Matt Williams, archaeologist
Previous excavation seasons: 2011-12
13 December 2012
Michaela Binder, Durham University