Amheida is a large settlement site where excavation
has recently begun and there is little detailed information
available as yet.
The site is a high mound, which may be partly natural. It
is marked by many buildings standing above the surface. In
particular, there is a tall mud-brick pyramid, one of only
two in the oasis.
|Mudbrick building standing
above surface at Amheida
The surface remains are largely Roman
in date, although pottery dating back to the Old Kingdom has
been collected here. One partly excavated house is decorated
with wall paintings of Homeric subjects executed in the time
Fresco of group of named gods on the
interior wall of a house at Amheida
There are also many stone blocks from a temple dedicated
to Thoth, dating through the Late Period and into Roman times.