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182 news items

Brooklyn Rail

Brooklyn Rail
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:38:47 -0800

O'Grady: I essentially became an amateur Egyptologist of the Amarna Period. Akhenaten, with his monotheistic religion, was a total aberration and a threat to the established powers, including the Theban priesthood. After he died, they destroyed all ...

BBC History Magazine (blog)

BBC History Magazine (blog)
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:12:41 -0800

He was believed, correctly, to have been a king of the Amarna period (when the pharaohs' residence was sited in the city of Amarna). He was also noted for his role in reintroducing the worship of the god Amun, following the reign of his predecessor and ...
 
Broadway World
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:32:28 -0800

A renowned expert on the Valley of the Kings and the Amarna Period, Dr. Reeves has lectured widely to both academic and popular audiences and has published extensively on a range of subjects; his books include, The Complete Tutankhamun (Thames ...

Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:07:07 -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 ...

Ancient Origins

Ancient Origins
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 07:13:26 -0800

The only thing we really know for certain about Kiya is her name, written in the forms kiya, kiw, kia, kaia, and that she was a wife of Akhenaten titled The Great Beloved Wife . Much information about Kiya was lost over time and nowadays information ...

CBC.ca

CBC.ca
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 05:56:23 -0700

The 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb filled with artifacts, including the famed golden funeral mask, made him known the world over, and boosted interest in that era, called the Amarna period. While inscriptions in tombs provide some information ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:17:20 -0800

Reeves acknowledges that it's an eyebrow-raising proposal, one that challenges a lot of accepted thinking about Egypt's tumultuous Amarna period, when Nefertiti and Tut both lived. For one thing, most scholars believe that the short-lived Smenkhkare ...

Discovery News

Discovery News
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:48:45 -0800

The search for secret chambers in King Tutankhamun's tomb will resume tomorrow and will last until Saturday, Egypt's Minister of Antiquity announced. The three-day investigation is expected to add new clues to help reveal what Minister of Antiquity ...
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