115b: Building Quickly
Amarna (Part 4): Raising a City in Haste.
When Akhenaten demanded a new royal residence (Akhet-Aten), it fell to countless labourers, overseers and donkeys to gather the material needed for the city. Archaeologists scouring the landscape of Akhet-Aten and its neighbourhood have found a great deal of evidence for stone quarrying, ancient road networks, and even the rudimentary concrete used to strengthen buildings...
- Date. c.1357 BCE
- King: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re)
- Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten)
- Location: Amarna (Akhet-Aten)
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