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El-Amarna

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Amenhotep
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Aten
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Alexandria
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Elephantine
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Memphis
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Thebes

 

Definition: Named capital city of Egypt by Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV). It thrived as the new capital and lasted for years after the capital was moved again. Also known as Akhetaten.

Related Resources:
Ancient Egypt
Find out more about the Land of the Nile.

Elsewhere on the Web:
More on El-Amarna
Good detail on the ancient capital city

Map of Ancient Egypt
Click on the map to see a closeup of the cities in that region of Egypt

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