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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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Google previewArchitecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt (2013)

by Giulio Magli

The Amarna sacred space Amarna is a sort of desolate bay of flat land, stretching for some 10 kilometres along the...

Google previewAncient Egypt's Myths and Beliefs (2011)

by Fergus Fleming, Alan Lothian

The king called the new city Akhetaten, “Horizon ofthe Aten”; today it is called Amarna. (formerly Akhetaten) shows Akhenaten ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: The Art of Ancient Egypt by Gay Robins, ISBN 9780674030657 (2013)

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) ...

Google previewThe El-Amarna Correspondence (2 vol. set) (2014)

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 ...

Google previewThe Amarna Experiment (2003)

by James C. Thompson

After all, Amarna is an empty wasteland in the middle of nowhere.

Google previewBook of the Dead and other Egyptian Papyri and Tablets

by Various

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.

Google previewThe Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1894)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of the Ancient Near East (2010)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Israel (2003)

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.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Warfare (2003)

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 ...

Google previewHolman Concise Bible Dictionary (2011)

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; ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

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 ...

Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

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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