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Amarna is an extensive Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty, and abandoned shortly afterwards. The name for the city employed by the ancient Egyptians is written as Akhetaten in English transliteration. Akhetaten means "Horizon of the Aten".
Amarna a.k.a. Anomis is a genus of moths in the Erebidae family.
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by Giulio Magli
The Amarna sacred space Amarna is a sort of desolate bay of flat land, stretching for some 10 kilometres along the...
by Fergus Fleming, Alan Lothian
The king called the new city Akhetaten, “Horizon ofthe Aten”; today it is called Amarna. (formerly Akhetaten) shows Akhenaten ...
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Amarna Aten Hathor Thebe Luxor Temple Amarna is an extensive Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly- established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty (0 . 1353 BC) ...
A New Edition of the Cuneiform Letters from the Site of El-Amarna based on Collations of all Extant Tablets by Anson F. Rainey
As mentioned above, Amarna is an ideal venue for the study of the layout of an ancient Egyptian city in spite of its unusual character as the capital of the heretic king, Amenḥotep IV/Akhenaton. Prospects for finding more inscriptions have pretty ...
The Amarna Experiment (2003)
by James C. Thompson
After all, Amarna is an empty wasteland in the middle of nowhere.
Tell Amarna is a village in Upper Egypt, and in a pit at the foot of the mountain, at the base of which it stands, were discovered hundreds of these relics, which have since been distributed among the museums of London, Berlin, and Gizeh.
Amarna is an adjective derived from the name — Beni Amran — of the Arab tribe which colonized the region. As to the king, no doubt the same hieroglyphics make both " Khu," or, more correctly, " Chut," and also " Akh," which Mr. Petrie prefers ...
by Piotr Bienkowski, Alan Millard
Amarna Letter no. 23. WA 29793. Most of the tablets are written in dialects of the Babylonian language, but two are in Hittite, and one each in 'Hurrian and Assyrian. Thirty-two of the tablets are not letters or inventories attached to letters: they ...
Encyclopedia of Religions (2008)
by John G. R. Forlong
the Amarna mound." A village on the east bank of the Nile (lat. 27° 35'), some 35 miles N. of Siout. Behind the village stretch the extensive ruins (on the border of the desert), marking the capital of the "heretic" Khu-en-Aten (Amenophis IV) of ...
by Niels Peter Lemche
Amarna Letters Knudtzon, J. A. Die EI-Amarna T afeln mit Einleitung und Erlc' iuterungen herausgegeben. Anmerkungen und Register bearbeitet von Otto Weber und Erich Ebeling. Vorderasiatische Bibliothek. Neudruck der Ausgabe 1915.
by Robert Morkot
The Amarna Letters are the principal source for our understanding of Asiatic affairs in the reign, although fraught with problems of chronology and interpretation. Earlier literature painted a picture of the pharaoh as unwarlike, or even a "pacifist ...
by Holman Bible Editorial Staff
As Thebes was dominated by the powerful priesthood of Amen-Re, Akhenaton moved the capital over 200 miles north to Akhe- taton, modern tell el-Amarna. The Amarna Age, as this period is known, brought innovations in art and literature; ...
by Eric Orlin
Amarna (“Horizon of Aten”) was a city established and built solely by the Eighteenth Dynasty king Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten. Due to the political situation in the country and the king's explicit attempt to limit the power and influence of ...
by Tremper III Longman
AMARNA Tell el-Amarna is the modern name of a city in Upper Egypt that briefly served ...
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