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Amara West 2014: beyond the muddy brown
Kate Fulcher (University College London / British Museum)
I have just finished three weeks investigating colours used in the ancient town and cemeteries of Amara West. The evidence is preserved as pigments on ceramic sherds, probably a rudimentary palette for mixing pigments with a binder, or with plaster, before application. There are also areas of mud plaster from the walls of the houses that have been painted, a few still in situ and some that were found in previous seasons collapsed inside the house...

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New evidence of human cancer found at ancient Amara West 
Michaela Binder, Durham University and Neal Spencer, British Museum 

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In pictures: Stolen Egyptian artefacts recovered from the US
Egypt is to receive back eight ancient Egyptian artefacts that were stolen and smuggled to New York and seized by Homeland Security officials

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New: The Annual Reports of the German Archaeological Institute are now published online, going back to the 2006 reports (in German only).
Ägypten, Dahschur (p. 15)

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Sudanese site restored with Italy’s help
Conservation work at the Temple of Mut has revealed brightly coloured hieroglyphs

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Painter’s pots from SAV1 West
Posted on March 12, 2014 by Julia Budka
Ancient Egyptian houses have been quite colourful as we know from well preserved sites like Amarna (cf. e.g. Kemp 2012 with nice colour plates and illustrations) and Amara West – in addition to the common mud plaster coating the mud-brick walls, traces of whitewash and painted wall plaster is documented. Also remains of pigments have frequently been found in ancient settlement contexts, most often on some kind of painting palette in various materials.

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El Kurru: A Royal City of Ancient Kush. Temple update: new capitals
We have continued to work on the mortuary temple that we think was devoted to the cult of a dead king (or maybe all the dead kings and queens in the cemetery). It’s a large building, and we have now nearly excavated the entire outer room with 26 columns.
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