Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newly Online from the British Museum: Amara West: living in Egyptian Nubia.

Spencer, Neal, Anna Stevens, and Michaela Binder. 2014. Amara West: living in Egyptian Nubia. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.
ISBN:  9780714191256 0714191256
The British Museum has recently published a guidebook to the site of Amara West, funded by the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project. The book seeks to share, in an accessible manner, the latest research on this important site on Egypt’s southern New Kingdom frontier.
Co-authored by team members of the Amara West Project, it covers such themes as: how the town of Amara West came to be; what it was like to live there in pharaonic times; and how the Egyptian colonisers co-existed and interacted with local Nubian populations.
It provides an overview of early 20th century excavations at the site, and an insight into how archaeologists work today. And, of course, it provides information about visiting Amara West.
The book is provided here as a free pdf download.

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