Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Video - EES excavations at Amarna, the House of Hatiay


Thanks to the EES blog for this link.

Among the many treasures kept in the Egypt Exploration Society's Lucy Gura Archive is the 'film record' of excavations at Tell el-Amarna, which was made over the course of three seasons from 1930 to 1933.

The excerpts used here focus on the excavation of house T34.1 in the north suburb of the city. The house had been built by Akhenaten's overseer of works, Hatiay, and was notable for its series of doorways built in stone rather than mudbrick, one of which was found to be ' simply smothered in inscriptions', which provided the name of the home-owner.

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