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This is a Back Issue: January 2000

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January 24, 2000

  • Send Amarna Postcards!

    Now you can send email postcards from this site! I promise to fix-up the pictures soon (a few are cropped badly) but I thought you'd enjoy being able to use it as soon as possible. Check the Welcome page for more new stuff at the Akhet-Aten Home Page.

  • Pharaohs of the Sun Exhibition Chat Coming Up! - Reminder!
  • Wednesday, January 26, 1 to 2 p.m. With Rita Freed, exhibit curator and chair of the department of Ancient Art. Log on to talk.boston.com to ask questions about the MFA exhibit and discovery of the Pharaohs.

January 22, 2000

  • Re-constructing Amarna?

    This interesting article all too briefly tells us that at a cost of $25 billion dollars, Akhet-aten will stand again, albeit near Luxor! And it will include a restaurant and actors!

January 21, 2000

  • Upcoming Events
  • It seemed a little impractical to tell you all about the talks and exhibitions etc. in this format, so it has its own page now. This one here will be for new and/or interesting web stuff (according to me) and news.

  • Amarna According to the Kids
  • I thought you guys might enjoy a few efforts of our up-and-coming Amarna researchers:


  • Tomb of Akhenaten

    Not what you expect! This is what turns up in a Yahoo! Akhenaten search.

  • EgyptQuest

    Can you locate King Tut's burial mask and save the earth from environment crisis by learning all you can about ancient egyptian games?! Okay, the link to Amarna research is thin here, but today I felt like adding some fun stuff.

January 13, 2000

  • Pharaohs of the Sun Exhibition Chat Coming Up!

    Wednesday, January 26, 1 to 2 p.m. With Rita Freed, exhibit curator and chair of the department of Ancient Art. Log on to talk.boston.com to ask questions about the MFA exhibit and discovery of the Pharaohs.

January 12, 2000

  • Real History on TLC - January 14th!

    There will be a show about Tell el-Amarna on TLC, The Learning Channel. It will be airing January 14th at 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET/PT.

  • Online Exhibition is Extensive, Interactive

    At the risk of being repetitive here, I'll say this again: if you can't make it to the Pharaohs of the Sun exhibition, at least don't miss the exhibition website. It is extensive, featuring interactive games and exploration tools, movies, and many many high quality pictures. I have to admit I enjoyed the Talatat puzzle, and the "test your eye" quiz for the Amarna art style (try to guess who and what the pieces are, as they tell you afterwards what dynasty they're from and so on). And they have a large number of pictures of exhibition pieces. It's a lot of fun! You have to explore quite a bit to unearth all the goodies.

January 10, 2000

  • Tell el-Amarna
  • I've just discovered this new introductory site from World Art Treasures on Katherine Mann's new links page. Though the link above seems to be their main link, you may find it easier to start here, especially if you have a low resolution computer (you'll just miss Akhenaten's stoney face hoarding half your screen while you browse).

  • Tutankhamun's Wardrobe

    A new article by Marianne Luban, subtitled "A Re-Assessment of the Role of Ankhesenamun."

January 8, 2000

  • The Trumpet of Tutankhamun

    Hear Tutankhamun's trumpet played! This is easy to download and play (though I'm not sure why it's a program rather than a webpage with a sound file!).

January 7, 2000

    Katherine Mann's beautiful site has just been re-opened and re-vamped. Relax and take the time to look into all the nooks and crannies.

January 5, 2000

    A partially annotated reading list for Amarna, as well as a portal to Amarna books at Amazon.com, the Earth's largest bookstore. This has just been re-opened and is waiting for visitors. Thanks to my brother at Kiosek Web Design for the fancy title graphic and initial work.

January 4, 2000

January 3, 2000

  • The Amarna Royal Tombs Project

    There's been some talk on the Amarna Discussion Group since a TV documentary aired recently about finding Nefertiti's tomb. Here you can find all the deatils of the expedition, including dig diaries.

  • New Tombs to be Opened!

    There are several new tombs to be opened to visitors in the year 2000, including the tomb of Horemheb. This news comes from here. There were other tomb openings in 1999, which you can read about here.

Previous Issues: December 1999

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