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see Tell el AmarnaTell el Amarna
or Tel el Amarna
, ancient locality, Egypt, near the Nile and c.60 mi (100 km) N of Asyut. Ikhnaton's capital, Akhetaton, was in Tell el Amarna. About 400 tablets with inscriptions in Akkadian cuneiform were found there in 1887.
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The texts are from a group of tablets discovered by local natives at the end of the 1880s near the modern village of Tell al-Amarna in Middle Egypt, but with no clear explanation for how they got there.