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Published on Jan 23, 2011
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.
For further information on the film please see the following recently published article:
'The "Film Record of the Egypt Exploration Society's Excavations at Tell-El-Amarna"' KMT vol. 21, No. 3, Fall 2010, pp. 45-53. http://www.kmtjournal.com/.
We are very grateful to Dr Carolyn Routledge for permission to use photographs of the replica lintel now on the display in the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/62cpjqm
For further information about the EES and its archives or if you would like to support our ongoing work please visit www.ees.ac.uk.