Amarna Letters: Essays on Ancient Egypt, C. 1390-1310 Bc
. volumes 1 - 4. KMT Communications, 1991 - 2000, some editors and contributors: Percy Stuart Peache, Handcock, William L Moran, Charles Horne, Made up of KMT magazine articles they are mostly the most up to date information on the Amarnma Period. Examples of contents: CONTENTS "SOLEB RENAISSANCE: RECONSIDERING THE TEMPLE OF NEBMAATRE IN NUBIA" by William J. Murnane / "ROYAL HEIRESS SITAMEN: KING'S DAUGHTER, KING'S SISTER, KING'S WIFE & KING'S MOTHER" by Marshall F. Thompson / "RECONSTRUCTING THE BERLIN HEAD OF TIYE" by Andy Joose / "THE MNEVIS BULL AT 'HORIZON OF THE DISC'" by Lisa K. Sabbahy / "A RARE SOLAR DISPLAY DEPICTED IN THE TOMB OF MERYRE AT EL AMARNA" by Lenore O. Congdon / "CROWNED HEADS; ROYAL REGALIA OF THE AMARNA & PRE- & POST-AMARNA PERIODS" by L. Green / "WHAT AILED AKHENATEN & HIS DAUGHTERS?" by Vikas Vishnoi / "SEVEN BATTERED OSIRIDE FIGURES IN THE CAIRO MUSEUM & THE SPHINX AVENUE OF TUTANKHAMEN AT KARNAK" by Dennis C. Forbes / "PAINTINGS IN THE TOMB OF KING AY (WV23) & THE WESTERN VALLEY OF THE KINGS PROJECT" by Otto J. Schaden / "SCRIBE BEHIND A CHAIR: ANALYSIS OF THE WALTERS ART GALLERY RELIEF NO. 22.128" by Earl L. Ertman / "THE ROYAL TOMB OF HOREMHEB IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS: ITS DISCOVERY, DESIGN & DECORATION" by George B. Johnson In 1887 about 350 clay tablets were found at el Amarna, the site of Akhenaten's capital Akhetaten. Most of these are now in European Museums (200 in Berlin, 80 in the British Museum and twenty at Oxford). They are written in cuneiform characters in the diplomatic language of the day, Akkadian. Most of the letters are dated to the reigns of Amenhotep III (1402-1364) and Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV, 1350-1334). They reflect the lively correspondence between the Egyptian administration and its representatives in Canaan and Amurru and the state of international affairs between Egypt and the major powers of the Middle East, Babylonia, Mitanni and Assyria, and the lesser countries such as Arzawa in western Anatolia. Five cuneiform tablets were found naming Tushratta, a Mitanni king who was father-in-law to Amenhotep III and Akhenaten, another five from the Babylonian king Kadashman-Enlil and a few letters mentioning by name the Kassite king of Babylonia Burnaburiash, and the king of Arzawa. good paperback set.
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Keywords: Egypt Egyptology Hieroglyphs Ancient Near East