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Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Panehsy (No 6)

The tomb of Panehsy, chief servant of the Aten in Akhetaten, retains the decorated facade most others have lost. Inside, scenes of the royal family, including Nefertiti driving her chariot and, on the right wall of …
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Ay (No 25)

This tomb, in the southern group, is the finest at Tell Al Amarna, with the images reflecting the importance of Ay and Tiyi. Scenes include the couple worshipping the sun and Ay receiving rewards from the royal fami…
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Ahmose (No 3)

Ahmose, whose title was ‘True Scribe of the King, Fan-Bearer on the King’s Right Hand’, was buried in the northern cemetery. Much of his tomb decoration was unfinished: the left-hand wall of the long corridor leadin…
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Mahu (No 9)

This is one of the best preserved southern tombs. The paintings show interesting details of Mahu’s duties as Akhenaten’s chief of police, including taking prisoners to the vizier (minister), checking supplies and vi…
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Royal Tomb of Akhenaten

Akhenaten’s tomb (No 26) is in a ravine about 12km up the Royal Valley (Wadi Darb Al Malek), which divides the north and south sections of the cliffs and where the sun was seen to rise each dawn. It is similar in de…
Temple in Tell Al Amarna

Central City

The centre of Akhetaten contained the temple complex, the Great Palace and the King's House. The temple complex contained two main buildings, a sanctuary and the Long Temple, 190m in length and divided into six cour…
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Huya (No 1)

Huya was the steward of Akhenaten’s mother, Queen Tiye, and relief scenes to the right and left of the entrance to his tomb show Tiye dining with her son and his family. On the right wall of this columned outer cham…
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Meryre I (No 4)

High priest of the Aten, Meryre is shown, on the left wall of the columned chamber, being carried by his friends to receive rewards from the royal couple. On the right-hand wall, the royal couple are shown making of…
Tomb in Tell Al Amarna

Tomb of Penthu (No 5)

Penthu, the royal physician and 'First under the King', was buried in a simple tomb. The left-hand wall of the corridor is decorated with images of the royal family at the Great Temple of Aten and of Pentu being app…
Archaeological Site in Tell Al Amarna

North Palace

An isolated building on the north of the city and once entered through a monumental gate, this domestic complex contained a central courtyard with rooms and bathrooms and, elsewhere, storerooms, a bakery and stables…