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Wine for the Aten

Despite its novel appearance, the Great Aten Temple remained firmly within theEgyptian tradition of placing offerings of food and drink (and incense) at the centreof temple activities. Their variety and the care taken with their administration wasrecorded on at least one stela erected within the main temple precinct. Onefragment (in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,…
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12/01/2019 0

ATEN THE TRUE GOD

Among the beautiful buildings and the verdant gardens of the new city, Akhenaton, a man of about twenty-two, turned his thoughts completely to the development of his religion. It is necessary, therefore, for us to take a look at the essential characteristics of this most enlightened doctrine of the ancient world and, to some extent,…
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11/12/2019 0

[:en]Amarna Cemetery Excavations 2018[:]

[:en] The Amarna Project is still on site, continuing our long-term study of the cemeteries of Amarna. The work follows many seasons of excavation at a large burial ground near the South Tombs and two seasons at a second cemetery, possibly for labourers, in a large wadi near the North Tombs.  North Cliffs Cemetery This…
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05/02/2018 0

La religione della Luce

[:it] Il faraone Amenofi IV cambiò il nome in Akhenaton in onore al dio Aton. Dopo la sua morte il suo nome fu cancellato dagli elenchi dei re, furono distrutti tutti i suoi monumenti, tutti i suoi simboli per cancellarne la sua memoria. In tempi moderni furono riscoperte le sue epigrafi risalenti all’epoca di Amarna…
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04/30/2018 0

[:it]Impronte monastiche ad Amarna[:en]Monastic Footprints at Amarna: Trails of the Unexpected[:]

[:it]  Amarna ha una ricca storia nel dopo Nuovo Regno: Gillian Pyke fa un tour dei suoi resti paleocristiani. L’abbandono dell’antica città di Akhetaten, poco dopo la morte di Akhenaton, avvenuta nel 1332 a.C., segnò la fine della sua visione di una società dedicata a una divinità unica. Alcuni degli spazi sacri furono smantellati e…
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01/12/2018 0