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Author Kemp, Barry J.

Title The city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti : Amarna and its people / Barry Kemp.

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson, [2012]


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 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  932.014 K32    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  932 KEM    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  930 KEMP    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  932.014 K32C    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  932 KEMP    Check Shelf
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Series New aspects of antiquity
New aspects of antiquity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-313) and index.
Summary The ancient site of Tell el-Amarna in Middle Egypt was the capital city of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his chief consort, Nefertiti. Occupied for just sixteen or so years in the fourteenth century BC, the city lay largely abandoned and forgotten until excavations over the last hundred years brought it back into prominence. Based on more than three decades of research and excavation by Barry Kemp, this account provides new insight into Amarna and its people.The author brings to life the royal family and their offspring, including Tutankhamun, as well as prominent citizens such as the high priest Panehsy, the vizier Nakht, the general Ramose, and the sculptor Thutmose.
Contents The Cast of characters -- City of the horizon -- Building a vision -- Akhenaten's resources -- The city of the Sun-God -- The apartments of the Pharaoh -- City of people -- The quality of life -- Spiritual life at Amarna -- What kinds of city? -- An end and a beginning.
Subject Tell el-Amarna (Egypt) -- History.
Akhenaton, King of Egypt.
Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt, active 14th century B.C.
Pharaohs -- Biography.
Egypt -- History -- Eighteenth dynasty, approximately 1570 B.C.-1320 B.C.
ISBN 9780500051733 cloth $45.00
0500051739 cloth
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