Monthly Archives: June 2014

Spring Digs Discover a New Ancient Egyptian Aten Temple

The Amarna Project, chaired by Professor Barry Kemp, is concluding their Spring 2014 dig season at Tel-el-Amarna; known in ancient times as Akhet-Aten, the capital city founded by Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti during Ancient Egypt’s 18th Dynasty. Previous discoveries … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptians Loved Beautiful Ornaments

Merit-Aten continues… Today, I spied upon the ‘Royal Ornaments,’ the foreign women who were sent as gifts to my Grandfather Amunhotep III at the Malkata Palace in Thebes. They wore exotic clothes with wrists full of jangling gold bangles and … Continue reading

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Where Does Every Egyptian Child’s First Lessons Begin?

Merit-Aten says….. As the first akh, or child Queen Nefertiti, of course she was hopeful that I would be a girl. In ancient Egypt, all mothers hope for a female heir to pass on property because the society was matrilineal. … Continue reading

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Who is Merit-Aten?

I, Merit-Aten, am the eldest daughter of Queen Nefertiti and Pharaoh Akhenaten who ruled ancient Egypt during the 18th Dynasty. When I came into this world I made an agreement with the Celestial Lords to remember three words: Ego. Salvation. … Continue reading

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