Amarna Period


Amarna Period
(c. 1352–1327 BC)
   A term used by Egyptologists to denote the reigns of Akhenaten and his successors, Smenkhkare and Tutankhamun. The period is notable for innovations in art and religious belief and ended with the abandonment of Amarna as Egypt’s capital. The rulers of the Amarna period were later suppressed from Egypt’s historical record by their successors.
   See also Ay; Horemheb; Nefertiti; Religion.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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