Tell el-Amarna Tablets, The
Tell el-Amarna Tablets, The
A collection of some 350 clay tablets found in 1887 amid the ruins of the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaton

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  • The Tell El-Amarna Tablets —     The Tell el Amarna Tablets     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Tell el Amarna Tablets     The Tell el Amarna Tablets are a collection of some 350 clay tablets found in 1887 amid the ruins of the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaton (modern Tell… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Tell el Amarna — Tel el Amarna Tel el A*mar na, n. [Ar., hill of Amarna.] A station on the Nile in Egypt, midway between Thebes and Memphis, forming the site of the ancient city of Akhetaton, capital of Amenophis IV. (Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV., of the 18th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tell-el-Amarna — Tel el Amarna Tel el A*mar na, n. [Ar., hill of Amarna.] A station on the Nile in Egypt, midway between Thebes and Memphis, forming the site of the ancient city of Akhetaton, capital of Amenophis IV. (Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV., of the 18th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tel-el-Amarna tablets — Tel el Amarna Tel el A*mar na, n. [Ar., hill of Amarna.] A station on the Nile in Egypt, midway between Thebes and Memphis, forming the site of the ancient city of Akhetaton, capital of Amenophis IV. (Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV., of the 18th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • EL-AMARNA — EL AMARNA, modern name of the site of Akhetaton, the capital city of Egypt, founded by Amenophis Amenḥotep IV (akhenaton ), the heretical pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty (14th cent. B.C.E.). On this site was discovered the El Amar na archive. El… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Amarna tablets — Tel el Amarna Tel el A*mar na, n. [Ar., hill of Amarna.] A station on the Nile in Egypt, midway between Thebes and Memphis, forming the site of the ancient city of Akhetaton, capital of Amenophis IV. (Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV., of the 18th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amarna, Tell el- — Ancient city, Egypt. Located midway between Thebes and Memphis on the Nile River, it was built in the 14th century BC by the Egyptian king (pharaoh) Akhenaton, who moved his subjects there in order to found a new monotheistic religion. Artifacts… …   Universalium

  • Amarna Tell el- — Place on the eastern bank of the Nile near the village of Haggi Qandil, south of Cairo. For a time it was the capital of Egypt, and in 1887 a cache of inscribed tablets was discovered which proved to be correspondence between Ikhnaton, the… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Tel-el-Amarna — Tel el A*mar na, n. [Ar., hill of Amarna.] A station on the Nile in Egypt, midway between Thebes and Memphis, forming the site of the ancient city of Akhetaton, capital of Amenophis IV. (Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV., of the 18th dynasty, king 1353 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tel-el-Amarna letters — Tel el Amarna Tel el A*mar na, n. [Ar., hill of Amarna.] A station on the Nile in Egypt, midway between Thebes and Memphis, forming the site of the ancient city of Akhetaton, capital of Amenophis IV. (Akhenaton, or Amenhotep IV., of the 18th… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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