Be part of the Great Aten Temple!

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Raised by 164 people in 8 months
Created September 27, 2018
Donate one block for 5 Euros and help us reconstruct the Great Aten Temple!

The ancient city of Tell el-Amarna, located 300km south of Cairo, is under permanent threat from modern building and agricultural activity. In consequence, the Amarna Project is excavating and reconstructing the city's most important ceremonial building: The Great Aten Temple . 

33296786_1538059669907465_r.jpegThe modern cemetery encroachment from the north and the reconstructed temple wall.

Alongside our ongoing excavations on behalf of the Amarna Project, we are replacing the stones removed after the abandonment of the city with limestone blocks from the famous Tura quarries near Cairo, making the building outlines visible.

33296786_153805916757929_r.jpegVisitors at the site, regarding reconstructed buildings, and some ongoing reconstruction work to the south.

33296786_1538058811819685_r.jpegA personalised block, ready to become part of the temple reconstruction.

You can help us by donating one or more limestone blocks for 5 Euros each, which will carry your name or the inscription of your choice. 
Thus, you will become a part of the ancient city and help to protect one of the most important buildings of Ancient Egypt. 

If you have problems donating via this page, please check our latest update to find the bank details of the Amarna Trust for a direct transfer. Please write 'Amarna blocks' as the subject.

For further information, and to let us know the inscription of your choice, please send us an email: amarnablocks@gmail.com


The Aten thanks you for your generosity!
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Dear supporters,

We have just completed a short, but very successful season at Amarna, making good progress with the reconstruction of the staircase leading up to the offering platform between the two gates of the second pylon. We still require many paving blocks for further reconstruction work, which will take place in October.
Please consider funding a block, which you could even dedicate to a beloved person as a Christmas present!

Thank you very much! May the Aten shine upon you!

Miriam and Anna

To contact us for further information, please send an email to amarnablocks@gmail.com

1) a stack of paving blocks waiting to be inscribed and placed in the temple, touched by the rays of the Aten
2) Shahata Fahmy and his team carrying out reconstruction work at the temple
3) the view from a rooftop opposite the temple at the end of the 2019 spring season, showing the reconstructed buildings
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Dear supporters of the Amarna Project:
many thanks to all of you who have donated one or several blocks or a column base.
We would like to apologise for the delay in sending out certificates. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for our permit to work at Amarna.

The blocks for the 2019 spring season's reconstruction work have already been delivered to the Great Aten Temple, so your donations have been used according to their intended purpose.

We are planning to go to Amarna as soon as the permit and security clearance are in place.
We will then inscribe your blocks and document the construction work of your column base(s) and the temple walls.
You will receive your certificate(s) as soon as possible!

Many thanks for your understanding and best wishes,
Anna and Miriam

May the Aten shine upon you!

1) Delivery of new blocks for the 2019 reconstruction work

2) Digital model of a staircase leading up to a platform to the west of the first court of the stone temple (one of our reconstruction projects for this coming season), created by Paul Docherty ( www.amarna3d.com)

3) Location of the platform between the pylons, where many of the blocks will be laid.
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Dear supporters of the Amarna Project!

The year 2019 is approaching, and we have big plans for our spring season at Amarna.
After a very successful autumn season (thanks to all the support we got), we will continue to rebuild the front part of the Pr Itn, the "House of the Aten", to protect it further from local encroachment through the village cemetery.

Our work will start by moulding 8 column bases out of a mixture of alabaster and gypsum, reinforced by iron bars, which will be placed at the original position of the sandstone columns that were leading the way towards the first stone pylons of the temple.

We will also start rebuilding the ramp that led to Akhenaten's personal offering platform in between the pylons, from where he must have had a brilliant view across the entire temple area up to the cliffs in the east, the horizon of the Aten.
(Reconstruction by Paul S. Docherty, www.amarna3d.com)

For this, we will need paving stones and talatat limestone blocks from the Tura quarries near Cairo.
They are 5 € each, and will be inscribed as you wish.

Donate a paving stone or a talatat block to a beloved person, a close friend, a family member.
We will send you a certificate with the picture of your block and its position in the temple as soon as our work has started.

If you have problems donating blocks via this page, you can also tranfer your donation directly to our
Amarna Trust accout.
Please write 'Amarna blocks' as a subject and send a short note to:


Our bank details are:

IBAN: GB70 NWBK 6011 0121 4577 00

Every block counts!

Thank you very much for supporting us.
Please keep sharing!

May the Aten shine upon you.

For further information, please write to us:


Or klick: www.amarnaproject.com
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The Amarna Project is very happy and grateful to announce that thanks to the generous donations of our supporters we have now purchased a sufficient number of blocks to finish this season’s reconstruction work at the Great Aten Temple. Another big step towards protecting the site from encroachment has been taken.

There is now the opportunity to fund one of eight column bases, which will be moulded from a mixture of white cement and alabaster powder with iron bars for support at the beginning of next season in the spring of 2019.
They are 50€ each, and will contain a „time capsule“, containing a sheet with the inscription of your choice.

Soon every donor will receive a certificate with pictures of the block(s) and a plan showing their estimated location in the temple. If we haven't contacted you so far, please send us an email:


This will also enable us to send you our newsletter to keep you informed about the work of the Amarna Project.


If you wish to continue supporting us: we will need plenty of blocks next season, which will hopefully start at the end of January 2019.

Please continue sharing.

A very big THANK YOU to everybody. May the Aten shine upon you.
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