Tell el-Amarna

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Abstract

Tell el-Amarna is situated in middle Egypt and is the location of the New Kingdom city of Akhetaten, founded by Akhenaten in c. 1347BC as the cult home for the Aten. Occupied only briefly, it is our most complete example of an ancient Egyptian city, at which a contemporaneous urban landscape of cult and ceremonial buildings, palaces, houses, cemeteries and public spaces has been exposed. It is an invaluable source for the study of both Akhenaten’s reign and of ancient Egyptian urbanism. The site has an extensive excavation history, and work continues there today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
EditorsWilleke Wendrich, Jacco Dieleman, Elizabeth Frood, John Baines
Place of PublicationBerkeley CA USA
PublishereScholarship
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Archaeology
  • Egyptology
  • Amarna studies

Cite this

Stevens, A. K. (2016). Tell el-Amarna. In W. Wendrich, J. Dieleman, E. Frood, & J. Baines (Eds.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology Berkeley CA USA: eScholarship.
Stevens, Anna Katherine. / Tell el-Amarna. UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. editor / Willeke Wendrich ; Jacco Dieleman ; Elizabeth Frood ; John Baines. Berkeley CA USA : eScholarship, 2016.
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Stevens, AK 2016, Tell el-Amarna. in W Wendrich, J Dieleman, E Frood & J Baines (eds), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. eScholarship, Berkeley CA USA.

Tell el-Amarna. / Stevens, Anna Katherine.

UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. ed. / Willeke Wendrich; Jacco Dieleman; Elizabeth Frood; John Baines. Berkeley CA USA : eScholarship, 2016.

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Stevens AK. Tell el-Amarna. In Wendrich W, Dieleman J, Frood E, Baines J, editors, UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. Berkeley CA USA: eScholarship. 2016