The Amarna Trust

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In order to prevent the further destruction of the Great Aten Temple at Amarna, sacred city of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, the Amarna Trust will embark on a major conservation project and save a building of unique historical, cultural and spiritual value.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161292)

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  • The breathtaking complex at Amarna not only offers up exquisite archaeology and antiquities, but also tells us a great about what it is to be human.

    — Bettany Hughes, Historian, author and broadcaster

  • The breathtaking complex at Amarna not only offers up exquisite archaeology and antiquities, but also tells us a great about what it is to be human.

    — Bettany Hughes, Historian, author and broadcaster

Situation

The Great Aten Temple lies beside a rapidly expanding modern village and is under immediate threat of encroachment. The temple survives not as a standing monument, but a buried archaeological site. Its invisibility makes it both vulnerable to urban expansion, and difficult for visitors to comprehend. Local authorities work with limited resources and welcome support from international colleagues.

Solution

Working in association with the Ministry of State for Antiquities, the Amarna Trust will embark on an annual campaign to expose, record and redefine the Temple. This project will turn the Great Aten Temple from a hidden ruin into a visible monument with defined boundaries that will help prevent further threat.