The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Amarna and Its People

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Baker & Taylor
The ancient site of Tell el-Amarna in Middle Egypt was the capital city of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his chief consort, Nefertiti. Occupied for just sixteen or so years in the fourteenth century BC, the city lay largely abandoned and forgotten until excavations over the last hundred years brought it back into prominence. Based on more than three decades of research and excavation by Barry Kemp, this account provides new insight into Amarna and its people.The author brings to life the royal familyand their offspring, including Tutankhamun, as well as prominent citizens such as the high priest Panehsy, the vizier Nakht, the general Ramose, and the sculptor Thutmose.

Norton Pub
Essential reading for anyoneinterested in Akhenaten andNefertiti, the mysteriousAmarna interlude, and lifein ancient Egypt
The ancient site of Tell el-Amarna in Middle Egypt was the capital city ofthe heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his chief consort, Nefertiti. Occupiedfor just sixteen or so years in the fourteenth century BC, the city laylargely abandoned and forgotten until excavations over the last hundredyears brought it back into prominence.Based on more than three decades of research and excavation byBarry Kemp, the world authority on the city and its enigmatic pharaoh,this definitive account provides new insight into Amarna and its people.Professor Kemp brings to life the royal family and their offspring,including Tutankhamun, as well as prominent citizens such as the highpriest Panehsy, the vizier Nakht, the general Ramose, and the sculptorThutmose. It is a tour de force of archaeological writing, brilliantlyillustrated with more than 260 photographs, evocative line drawings,and reconstructions by the author.

Book News
Kemp (emeritus, Egyptology, Cambridge U.) has been conducting research and excavation at Amarna since the 1970s, investigating the enigmas of the city that was for a short time the capital of the radical pharaoh Akhenaten--who introduced monotheistic worship of Aten, the sun--and his chief consort Nefertiti. He writes so engagingly and knowledgably that an extra-wide range of readers-- amateur Egyptologists as well as experts--can travel happily to the ancient world with him via this thoughtfully prepared and beautifully illustrated book. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c2012
ISBN: 9780500051733
Branch Call Number: 932.014 KEM
Characteristics: 320 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans (some col.) ;,25 cm.

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