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Amarna
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"Horizon of the Aten"
Amarna

Small temple of the Aten at Amarna.©

Location Tell el-Amarna
Coordinates 27°38′43″N 30°53′47″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Wenet
Founder Akhenaten
Founded 1346 or 1336 BC
Abandoned 1330 or 1320 BC
Main deities Aten
Monuments Great temple of the Aten,
Sunshade temple of Nefertiti,
Maru-Aten, Northern Palace,
Boundary stelae of Akhetaten,
Amarna Royal Wadi,
Tombs of the nobles,
Workmen's village

Amarna (ancient Egyptian: ꜣḫt-ỉtn, modern: Tell el-Amarna) is an Ancient Egyptian city on the east bank of the Nile, located in Upper Egypt. It was founded by Pharaoh Akhenaten of the Eighteenth Dynasty as the capital city of Egypt throughout the Amarna Period (1346-1330 BC or 1336-1320 BC), after which it was abandoned completely. During this brief period it probably also functioned as the provincial capital of Wenet, the fifteenth nome of Upper Egypt. The blocks of the abandoned site were subsequently reused for construction projects at nearby Hermopolis Magna.

City Layout[]

Northern city[]

Central city[]

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Boundary stelae[]

Necropolis[]

Cultural Life at Amarna[]

Atenism[]

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