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The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and its People - New Aspects of Antiquity (Paperback)
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The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and its People - New Aspects of Antiquity (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 27/08/2013
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A companion to Abydos in the New Aspects of Antiquity series, this book - a remarkable evocation of an ancient city - brings together for the first time the history of the site of Tell el-Amarna from its foundation by the pharaoh Akhenaten in c . 1344 bc to its abandonment just 16 or 17 years later, a few years after his death. Nine chapters cover the king's choice of the site and its development, the layout of the city and its buildings, and puts it in the context of the society of the time. Over 260 illustrations, some 50 in colour, bring to life the remains and artefacts found at the site during its excavation. Barry Kemp, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at Cambridge University, is a world-class scholar and writer and the acknowledged expert on Amarna and Akhenaten. This is certain to become the definitive work.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500291207
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1010 g
Dimensions: 247 x 185 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Kemp brilliantly combines history, archaeology, and art history to develop a complete picture of the onetime capital of ancient Egypt ... A beautiful and informative book, a rare find for experts and general readers alike' - Publishers Weekly
'Professor Barry Kemp, perhaps the world's most experienced Egyptologist, has devoted over 30 years to Amarna's exploration and excavation. In this book he is able to offer unparalleled insights into the life and times of the citizens of ancient Egypt and of the exceptional man, the so-called 'heretic pharaoh', who ruled over them more than three millennia ago' - Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge
'Well-written and clearly structured ... very well illustrated' - Egyptian Archaeology
'More than any other study that I am aware of, Kemp's book succeeds in bringing to life the day-to-day workings of this ancient Egyptian capital ... A superb book, written and illustrated by a superb archaeologist and scholar of ancient Egypt' - Antiquity

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