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CNN

CNN
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:37:06 -0700

She cited evidence of the presence of a Nubian wig favored during the Amarna Period (when Nefertiti is thought to have lived), alongside embalming analysis and examination of debris. The theory -- which aired in a documentary on the Discovery Channel ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 04:00:24 -0700

Finding her tomb would be an indescribable boon to understanding both her life and this mysterious, rebellious time in Egypt's history, referred to by scholars as the Amarna period. Because Egyptian burials include lots of everyday objects (to ...

Ahram Online

Ahram Online
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:57:02 -0700

This was a convention held over from Amarna period art (before and after this time, Egyptian artists used an 18-square grid). This resulted in figures that were short-legged, and they were also noticeably soft looking—another lingering Amarna ...

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 12:44:41 -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 ...

Bournemouth Echo

Bournemouth Echo
Fri, 01 May 2015 00:42:48 -0700

Looking for something to do this bank holiday weekend? Then you're in luck as there is no end of things going on all over Dorset! Here's our round-up of some of the special events taking place, along with some of the attractions you may not have ...
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