Readers Guide: Akhenaten & the Amarna Period

  • The God’s Father Ay. Otto von Schaden. PhD. Dissertation. University of Minnesota. 1977. University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Thebes in the Time of Amunhotep III. Elizabeth Riefstahl. University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, 1971. Fine description of the capital and court.
  • Three Amarna Essays. Mario Liverani. Trans. By Matthew L. Jaffe. Undena Publications: Malibu, California, 1979.
  • Iknhaton. Legend and History. F.J. Giles. Fairleigh Dickenson University Press: Rutherford, Ohio, 1970. Another interpretation of Akhenaton.
  • The Amarna Age. A Study of the Crisis of the Ancient World. James Baikie and Stanley A. Cook. MacMillan Company: New York, 1926. Old, but interesting.
  • The Amarna Letters. edited and translated by William L. Moran. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. 393 p. Translations of the nearly 400 cuneiform Tell el-Amarna tablets.
  • Akhenaten's Sed-festival at Karnak. Jocelyn Gohary. London; New York: Kegan Paul International; New York, NY, USA: Distributed by Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1992. 238 p., 110 p. of plates
  • A Bibliography of the Amarna Period and its Aftermath: The Reigns of Akhenaten, Smenkhkare, Tutankhamun, and Ay (c. 1350-1321 BC). Geoffrey Thorndike Martin. London; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1991. 136 p.
  • The Private Chapel in Ancient Egypt: a study of the chapels in the workmen's village at el Amarna with special reference to Deir el Medina and other sites. Ann H. Bomann. London; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1991. 144 p.
  • Amarna Letters (2 vols.) (96 p. 156 ill.; 128 p., 176 ill.); 1990; 1992, available from KMT magazine; address listed below. Essays on the times before, during, and after Akhenaten.
  • Boundary Stelae of Akhenaten. William Murnane.
  • Quseir el-Amarna: the tombs of Pepy-ankh and Khewen-wekh. A. el-Khouli and N. Kanawati. Sydney: Australian Centre for Egyptology, 1989. 57 p.
  • Akhenaten: King of Egypt. Cyril Aldred. Thames and Hudson, revised edition, 1988. [DMNS Lib.] New information on the King's temple at Karnak.
  • Akhenaten: The Heretic King, Donald B. Redford. Princeton University. 1984. "Perhaps the best single book on this controversial figure." [DMNS Lib.] The author excavated the Akhenaten temple at Karnak.
  • Amarna: City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. J. Samson. 2nd ed., Aris and Phillips, 1979.
  • Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Cyril Aldred. Viking 1973. 231 p. Exhibition catalog of 175 items. "One of the best books on the subject."
  • Akhenaten: Pharaoh of Egypt - A New Study. Cyril Aldred. McGraw-Hill, 1968. 153 illustrations.
  • The Age of Akhenaten. Eleonore Bille-DeMot. McGraw-Hill, 1966.
  • Amarna Reliefs from Hermopolis in American collections. John D. Cooney. Mainz a. Rhein von Zabern 1965 110 p. A publication of the Department of Ancient Art, the Brooklyn Museum.
  • The Chronology of the Amarna letters, with special reference to the hypothetical coregency of Amenophis III and Akhenaten. Edward Campbell. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press 1964. 163 p.
  • Ancient Egypt; the New Kingdom and the Amarna period. Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt. Photographed by F. L. Kenett. Greenwich, Conn., New York Graphic Society 1960. 33 plates.
  • Nefertiti Lived here. Mary A. Chubb. London, 1954. "An amusing and partly fictional book" on work at Amarna.
  • Tell el-Amarna. J.D.S. Pendlebury. London, 1935. A popular account of British work here.
  • The Mural paintings of El-Amarneh. Henri Frankfort. London: Egyptian Exploration Society, 1929. 74 p. 21 plates. 8 plates in color. A key book on Amarna, and rare.
  • The City of Akhenaten. 3 vols. T. Peet and J.D.S Pendlebury. London 1922-1935. Reports.
  • Die El-Amarna Taflen. 2 vols. J. A. Knudtzon. Leipzig, 1907-1915. "The definitive study."
  • Tell El Amarna. W. M. Flinders Petrie; with chapters by A. H. Sayce, F. L. Griffith, and F. C. J. Spurrell. Warminster, Eng.: Aris & Phillips; Encino, Calif.: J. L. Malter, 1974 46 p., 24 plates. Reprint of the 1894 ed. published by Methuen, London.