Amarna

Amarna

Tell el-Amarna or 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 after his death in 1332 BC. It is located on the east bank of the Nile River in the modern Egyptian province of Minya.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Minya Governorate

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Necropolises of Middle Egypt, from the Middle Empire to the Roman period

Date of Submission: 2003

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