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Amarna (Arabic: العمارنةal-‘amārnä) is on the east bank of the Nile in the modern Egyptian province of Minya. It is a big archaeological site with the remains of the capital city built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1353 BC), and abandoned shortly afterwards.[1]

The name for the city used by the ancient Egyptians is written as Akhetaten in English. It translates to "the Horizon of the Aten"-(Akh-t-Aten).[2]

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  1. "The official website of the Amarna Project". Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  2. David, Rosalie 1998. Handbook to life in Ancient Egypt. Facts on File, p. 125.

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