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Amarna—Revolutionary Capital

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World

Amarna—Revolutionary Capital

Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Deliberately created as a capital city near the center of the kingdom, Amarna served as an administrative and religious center designed to redirect political authority to the pharaoh, Amenhotep IV. Study some of the most iconic images from ancient Egypt and unpack the relationship between city planning and the social structure.

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