The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti by Barry Kemp
Amarna and Its People (New Aspects of Antiquity)

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Essential reading for anyone interested in Akhenaten and Nefertiti, the mysterious Amarna interlude, and life in ancient Egypt

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, 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 high priest Panehsy, the vizier Nakht, the general Ramose, and the sculptor Thutmose. It is a tour de force of archaeological writing, brilliantly illustrated with more than 260 photographs, evocative line drawings, and reconstructions by the author. 290 illustrations, 53 in color

About Barry Kemp

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Barry Kemp is Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at Cambridge University and has been conducting research and excavation at Amarna since 1977.
Published November 19, 2012 by Thames & Hudson. 320 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Kemp (Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization), a distinguished emeritus professor of Egyptology at Cambridge University, brilliantly combines history, archeology, and art history to develop a complete picture of the onetime capital of ancient Egypt.

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