horizon of Aton
City built by the heretic king Akhenaten (Amenhotep 4) for the glorification and worship of the sun god Aton.
Since 1887 over 380 clay tablets recording the royal court's correspondence with foreign rulers and chieftains were found in the ruins of Akhetaten. These famous Amarna-Tablets proved to be a precious source of information on Egypt's foreign relations and especially on the dealings with the Levantine chieftains Labaya and Tutu.
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this entry was last changed Nov 10, 2005