Found at Amarna
Above: the head of a princess, found in the workshop of the sculptor Thutmose.
Below: a relief of Akhenaten and Nefertiti found in the Royal Palace.
Both of these objects can now been seen in the O2, London, in the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition.
6. Why Amarna died. Egyptian kings maintained palaces, with supporting villages or towns, in various parts of the country. If Amarna had been a naturally attractive place for a city, later kings could have rebuilt the palaces and temples to their own preferences and given it a future. The rapidity with which it was abandoned is perhaps more to do with its unsuitability than its being tainted by association with Akhenaten. The simplicity of Egyptian hydraulic technology made it more or less impossible for the city to be made green as the Egyptians, including Akhenaten, would have preferred.
The six planned articles will shine much new light on this fascinating period of Egyptian history.
Barry Kemp is the Chairman of the Amarna Trust and directs annual seasons of fieldwork at Amarna. The Amarna Trust is a charity registered in the United Kingdom and linked to the Cambridge in America Foundation. Its aims are to promote research and conservation at Amarna and to spread knowledge about the place and its history. The Trust depends largely upon donations from the public. See the web site: www.amarnatrust.com The Trust supports a major website, www.amarnaproject.com and its newsletter, Horizon, is freely downloadable in pdf form from both of these sites.
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