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Anatomy of the Book: The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten

By: Page Selinsky

The quartzite architectural block E16230 is a rather unassuming large stone object that dates to ancient Egypt’s Amarna Period (ca. 1353-1336 BCE). Although it had once been part of a highly decorated, royal Sunshade chapel, it finished its pre-museum days as a threshold in a medieval building in Cairo. The block had sat in plain […]

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