Donate for the Amarna-Project!

IMG_5317The Amarna-Project is undertaking a very important work! Help them to continue this task!

Great Temple Project

The Great Aten Temple lies beside a rapidly expanding modern village and is under immediate threat of encroachment. The Amarna Trust has now launched a major reclamation project to protect and partly rebuild the temple, a building of unique historical, cultural and spiritual value.

Can you help out?

Your donation through our online fundraising page will be put towards costs of specialist staff, building materials and transport.

No donation is too small – every little bit makes a difference.

Need

The Great Aten Temple lies beside a rapidly expanding modern village and is under immediate threat of encroachment. The temple survives not as a standing monument, but a buried archaeological site. Its invisibility makes it both vulnerable to urban expansion, and difficult for visitors to comprehend. Local authorities work with limited resources and welcome support from international colleagues.

Solution

Working in association with the Ministry of State for Antiquities, the Amarna Trust will embark on an annual campaign to expose, record and redefine the Temple. This project will turn the Great Aten Temple from a hidden ruin into a visible monument with defined boundaries that will help prevent further threa

https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/17049

Objects Archive

Since excavations recommenced at Amarna in 1979, around 24,000 artefacts have been recovered from the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, recorded on paper registration cards. The time is overdue to digitise this archive, making it more searchable, and ensuring that we have a back-up copy. The goal is that the entire database will be made available online for all to use and explore.

Can you help?

Your donation will be used to help cover the costs of transportation and accommodation for volunteers as they undertake the data entry in October 2013.

Since excavations recommenced at Amarna in 1979, around 24,000 artefacts have been recovered from the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. This collection of jewellery, statue fragments, stone furniture, and a vast range of other finds, forms one of the most important assemblages of artefacts from ancient Egypt.

At present, the objects are documented on paper registration cards. The time is long overdue to digitise this archive, making it more searchable, and ensuring that we have a back-up copy. The ultimate goal is that the entire database will be made available online for all to use and explore.

In 2012, a group of volunteers travelled to Amarna to begin the task of entering the object cards into a database, and in October 2013 we aim to complete this work.

Can you help?

Your donation will be used to help cover the costs of transportation and accommodation for volunteers as they undertake the data entry.

No donation is too small – every little bit makes a difference.

Thank you for your interest in our work.

– The Amarna Project Team.

PS. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the Amarna Trust.

http://www.justgiving.com/Amarna-Archiving

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