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Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:14:39 -0800

The Amarna period, roughly 1353-1336 BCE, introduced a new form of art that completely contradicted what was known and revered in the Egyptian culture. The pharaoh Amenhotep IV not only changed his name from Amenhotep to Akhenaten, and the ...

SIU News

SIU News
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:07:30 -0700

The site at Amara is crucial to understanding what archaeologists and historians call the “Amarna Period.” Akhenaten seems to have undergone some sort of religious (or arguably political) conversion in the fifth year of his reign. He deviated from the ...
 
Popular Archaeology
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:41:15 -0700

The surface pottery is appropriate to the Amarna period. In 2003 a third cemetery was discovered on the east side of a narrow wadi which runs back into the low escarpment behind tomb 25 of the South Tombs group. In 2004 two further cemeteries likely to ...

Christie's

Christie's
Tue, 19 May 2015 05:43:26 -0700

Objects inscribed with cuneiform texts from the collection of dealer Elias S. David, and Egyptian, Roman and Byzantine art from the Cattaui family collection are among the highlights of the Antiquities Sale in New York on 4 June. Specialising in the ...

Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:25:22 -0800

A colorfully painted tomb dating to Egypt's New Kingdom of the 18th Dynasty has been discovered in Luxor. Called the 'Tomb of Amenhotep', experts say it belonged to a nobleman and temple guardian for the Egyptian deity Amun. The highly decorated tomb ...

BLOUIN ARTINFO

BLOUIN ARTINFO
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:20:30 -0700

... one of the highlights of this Antiquities sales, along with an Egyptian basalt figure of an official in the traditional archaic stance (est: £80,000-120,000) from the Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C. , and an Egyptian Amarna period glazed ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:10:30 -0700

It took 10 years to record and document the numerous artefacts found buried with the young king, and these items were sent to various museums around the world. The latest exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum curates many related sculptures, ...

Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:18:18 -0700

A solar eclipse is set to darken the sky over Europe, as well as parts of Asia, North West Africa, and North America in the biggest eclipse since 1999. Expected to plunge some countries into 98 percent darkness, the event, which corresponds with the ...
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