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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tel-el-Amarna  \Tel`-el-A*mar"na\,  n.  [Ar.,  hill  of  Amarna.] 
  A  station  on  the  Nile,  midway  between  Thebes  and  Memphis, 
  forming  the  site  of  the  capital  of  Amenophis  IV.,  whose 
  archive  chamber  was  discovered  there  in  1887.  A  collection  of 
  tablets  (called  the 
 
  {Tel-el-Amarna,  or  the  Amarna,  {tablets})  was  found  here 
  forming  the  Asiatic  correspondence  ( 
 
  {Tel-el-Amarna  letters})  of  Amenophis  IV  and  his  father, 
  Amenophis  III.,  written  in  cuneiform  characters.  It  is  an 
  important  source  of  our  knowledge  of  Asia  from  about  1400 
  to  1370  b.  c.. 




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