Definitions for "AMARNA"
Keywords:  akhetaten, akhenaten, aten, cairo, tel
General term used to apply to the reign of Akhenaten and surrounding years, as well as to the site of the city of Akhetaten, properly called in modern times Tell el-Amarna. Local info: Introduction. Links: General.
Modern name for the site where Akhenaten founded his new capital and residence city called Akhetaten (the horizon of the Aten). The village is about 190 miles south of Cairo.
Modern name for the city founded by Akhetaten, "Horizon of the Aten," the city that Akhetaten built in Central Egypt after his break with the gods of Thebes. Now called Tel el Amarna.