Tag: Amarna Tablets

In 1887 a Bedouin woman searching among ancient ruins near the Nile River discovered some inscribed clay tablets. This site, located 200 miles south of Cairo, was later named el-Amarna, and the tablets became known as the Amarna tablets or Amarna letters. Scholars have determined that these Amarna letters came from the royal archive of Pharaoh Akhenaten (1353–1337 B.C.), containing records of his father’s (Amenophis III) official correspondence with his various Canaanite vassal rulers.

Where is Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb?

11/04 | An intriguing new hypothesis is the talk of archaeologists and historians in Egypt and around the world: Does King Tut’s tomb contain Queen Nefertiti’s crypt?   Read more…

Posted in News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

02/25 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

Canaanite Cult Stone in a Jewish Farmhouse

09/04 | Archaeologists recently uncovered a Canaanite ritual stone from the second story of a Second Temple period Jewish farmhouse in northern Israel.   Read more…

Posted in News.

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