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 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 tablets}, or 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}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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  • 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 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 letters — The Amarna letters (sometimes Amarna correspondence or Amarna tablets ) are an archive of correspondence on clay tablets, mostly diplomatic, between the Egyptian administration and its representatives in Canaan and Amurru during the New Kingdom.… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Lettres de Tell El-Amarna — Lettres d Amarna Les lettres d Amarna sont des tablettes d ordre diplomatique, retrouvées sur le site de Tell el Amarna, nom moderne de la capitale du Nouvel Empire d Égypte antique sous le règne d Amenhotep IV, plus connu sous le nom d Akhénaton …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tel 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

  • 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 — The site of Amarna (commonly known as el Amarna or incorrectly as Tel el Amarna; see below) (Arabic: العمارنة al ‘amārnah ) is located on the east bank of the Nile River in the modern Egyptian province of Minya, some 58 km (38 miles) south of the …   Wikipedia

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