Field School at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt

With Professor Barry Kemp and Stephanie Sullivan

The Amarna Archaeological Geophysics Field School in 2011 provided students the opportunity to engage in all phases of archaeo‐geophysical survey including topographic survey, collecting geophysical data, data processing and interpretation of results. We survey several parts of the ancient city of Akhetaten, built by the Pharoah Akhenaten around 1350 BCE as the capital city of Egypt and as a sacred home for his cult of the sun‐god. The city, located on the east banks of the River Nile was, for a short while, home to a population of several tens of thousands of people.