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Tel-el-Amarna

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tel-el-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 1353-1336 B. C.), whose archive chamber was discovered there during extensive excavations in 1887-1888. A collection of about 300 clay tablets (called the Tel-el-Amarna tabletsor the Amarna tablets ) was found here, forming the diplomatic correspondence (Tel-el-Amarna letters) of Amenophis IV. and his father, Amenophis III., with the kings of Asiatic countries (such as Babylonia, Assyria, and Palestine), written in cuneiform characters. It is an important source of our knowledge of Asia from about 1400 to 1370 b. c.. The name of the site is also spelled Tell-el-Amarna Tell el Amarna, and Tel Amarna.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar., hill of Amarna

Usage

In literature:

In the Tel el-Amarna tablets we find the Bedawin and their shekhs playing a part in the politics of Canaan.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
At any rate there is no trace of them in the cuneiform letters of Tel el-Amarna.
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
The religious teaching at Tel el-Amarna presents no difference in the main from that which prevailed in other parts of Egypt.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
It was in this season also that the ever memorable excavations conducted at Tel-el-Amarna were first begun.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
The Tel-el-Amarna tablets brought to light in 1887, furnish some very interesting and informing materials concerning diplomatic marriages.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
The remains of a glass factory at Tel el Amarna are believed to be of the XVIII Dynasty.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
Tel el-Amarna, discovery at, 22; inscriptions at, 126.
"The Hittites" by A. H. Sayce
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