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Coverage for grant RZ-51672-14

The North Tombs Cemeteries at Amarna, an Abandoned City of Ancient Egypt
Gretchen Dabbs, Southern Illinois University

Grant details:

Did children build the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna? (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mary Shepperson
Publication: Guardian Newspaper
Date: 6/6/2017
Abstract: New evidence from Akhenaten’s capital suggests that a ‘disposable’ workforce of children and teenagers provided much of the labour for the city’s construction.