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This site was surveyed as part of a larger survey of the area from el-Bersheh to Arab el-Hatem (105 km).
The survey centred on the hills to the northeast, east, and southeast of the site of el-Amarna into which tombs had been cut for courtiers and royals. It also notes the limestone and alabaster quarries near to the city.
Newberry, Percy Edward. 1893. The archaeological survey: work 1892-1893. Archaeological Report (Egypt Exploration Fund) 1892-1893, 9-15.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders 1894. Tell el Amarna. London: Methuen & Co.