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Amarna, Tell el-Amarna
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I. City and Excavations – II. The Amarna Tablets

I. City and Excavations

Tell el-Amarna is the site of Akhetaten, the capital founded by the religious reformer of Egypt, Amenophis IV (Echnaton) (1364–1347 or 1353–1336 bce). The area was delimited by 14 “boundary stelae.” A ceremonial avenue from the royal residences to the Aton temple and the “Great Palace” forms the axis of the city. Residential quarters include “villas” for high officials, houses f…

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Liverani, Mario, “Amarna, Tell el-Amarna”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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