Kelsey Research Scientist Geoff Emberling is currently blogging from his second fieldwork season at El Kurru in northern Sudan. El Kurru is well known to archaeologists as the burial site of many of the "Black Pharaohs," kings of Kush who conquered Egypt and ruled as its 25th Dynasty from about 725 to 653 BC.

The Kelsey team will be working to excavate the burial chamber of the largest pyramid at the site and to uncover a “mortuary temple” (temple for a dead king) with mysterious underground chambers. They are also investigating the royal city around the cemetery by following remains of what they believe is a city wall.

Read Geoff's blog here.