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[uh-mahr-nuh] /əˈmɑr nə/
adjective, (sometimes lowercase)
of or relating to the period in ancient Egyptian history described on cuneiform tablets (Amarna tablets) that were found in 1887 at Tell el Amarna and contain the correspondence (Amarna letters) from neighboring kings and governors to Amenhotep IV and his father Amenhotep III. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Tell el Amarna letters have done much to clear up a portion of Egyptian history, previously not understood.

  • On the contrary, as Amarna sat well in the shadow, her face still hidden behind her veil, she greatly resembled a huge black blot.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • The preceding paragraphs touch only the fringe of an important subject—the Palestinian pantheon in and after the Amarna age.

  • "The eyes of Amarna cannot be deceived," calmly reproved the black shape on the dais.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • The Tell el Amarna letters and those discovered in Palestine reveal precisely this state of affairs.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • The result of Amarna's mystic meanderings down the road of the past were never revealed.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer Jessie Graham Flower
  • Much of the evidence can be roughly dated, and fortunately the age already illuminated by the Amarna tablets can be recognised.

  • It brings back the Tell el Amarna tablets and all your kindness and unselfish labour.

    The Vanishing Man R. Austin Freeman

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