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Amarna Period and Afterward

Amarna Period and Afterward

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore the Amarna Period and explain why and how this period made such a marked departure from the rest of Egyptian art.

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Terms to Know

Egyptian key of life or the key of the Nile, a hieroglyphic of a looped cross with a handle.


Or Aten, is the disk of the sun in ancient Egyptian mythology.


The belief in one god.

Sunken Relief

A design cut into the surface where there is no point or part higher than the surface itself.