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adjective (sometimes lowercase)
  1. 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.
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Examples from the Web for amarna

Historical Examples of amarna

  • The Tell el Amarna letters have done much to clear up a portion of Egyptian history, previously not understood.

    The World's Progress, Vol. I (of X)


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

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer

    Jessie Graham Flower

  • The result of Amarna's mystic meanderings down the road of the past were never revealed.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer

    Jessie Graham Flower

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

    The Vanishing Man

    R. Austin Freeman