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Fused blue glass beads from the houses of the Grid 12 excavation.

Our Research

What the Amarna Project does

The Amarna Project grew out of the survey and excavations at Amarna which were carried out under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Society beginning in 1977.

The Project is now affiliated to the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research of the University of Cambridge.

The director is Barry Kemp, CBE, FBA, emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research.
Email: bjk2@cam.ac.uk

The assistant director is Dr Anna Stevens, Senior Research Associate, McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research.
Email: aks52@cam.ac.uk

The Project maintains an office in Downtown Cairo and an expedition house at the site of Amarna itself.

The Project carries out its work at Amarna through an annual permit from the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

The names of those who form part of each year’s team are provided in reports which are published each year in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (Egypt Exploration Society) and in reports in website pages in the section ‘Our Research’.

The Project’s funds come partly from grants and partly from donations, gathered by the Amarna Trust (a UK registered charity) and by the Amarna Research Foundation (USA). See further:




Website first posted September 2000; last updated October 2017 | enquiries concerning website: email bjk2@cam.ac.uk