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Life under Akhenaten: Excavating the cemeteries of Amarna

Friday 5 October 2018
Rapenburg 28
2311 EW Leiden

For more than 10 years now, the Amarna Project has been excavating the cemeteries of the people of Amarna, gaining a wealth of new information about how these people experienced life under Akhenaten. What roles did they play at Amarna? How did they approach death and burial in this time of religious change? What was their quality of life? This talk will present the results of this long-term, multidisciplinary study of life and death at Amarna – and share the latest findings from the Spring 2018 excavations at a new cemetery near the North Tombs.

  • Entrance fee: € 12,50; for donors of Mehen and friends of RoMeO € 10,=; for students € 5,=. Sign up via www.mehen.nl
  • Organizers: University of Leiden and RMO Leiden in co-operation with Mehen, Studiecentrum voor het oude Egypte
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