Egypt Amarna Royal Tombs Projects

           

 

 

  

 


 
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The Amarna royal tomb is situated in the Amarna`s valley and it refers to the tomb of Akhenaten. The tomb was built by this pharaoh as a burial place for the him and for his royal family` s members. The tomb was discovered by the local Egyptians, in 1880, being damaged and plundered in the ancient times. But the official discovery of the Amarna royal tomb happened in 1891. There are other tombs, unfinished and large which seems that were built for the members of the royal family, considering the locations and the size of the tombs. It is a certain thing that the tombs were built for the rest of the Akhenaten as well as for princess Meketaten. There are suppositions that the tomb was also made for the queen Tiy and that an unfinished annex was projected for the rest of Nefertiti but these supposition don`t have a real base or information. The proportions and the design of the tombs are similar to those of the Valley of the Kings` royal tombs. In different museum of the world many objects found in the Amarna royal tomb can be seen. Among the most important objects are more than 200 shabti-figures that belonged to Akhenaten, some fragments from 2 sarcophagi made from granite as well as their lids that also belonged to the pharaoh and to Meketaten and fragments from a canopic chest made from alabaster. Between the Akhenaten`s tomb and the one of the Tutankhamun`s one are similarities regarding the funerary equipment. It` s not a sure thing what happened to the body of Akhenaten; it was said that some fragments from the pharaoh`s body were found in the tomb but there are no ways of verifying these theories.

 
 

 

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