'''Amarna''' (''el-Amarna'') is a significant
archaeological location in [[Middle Egypt]], in the modern[[Egypt|Egyptian]] province of el-Minya. Amarna is located between the east bank of the river Nile and the high plateau of the Eastern Desert, some 58 km (36 miles) south of [[Minya]], 402 km (250 miles) north of [[Luxor]] and 312 km (194 miles) south of the Egyptian capital [[Cairo]].
The diverse and scattered
archaeological sites at Amarna represent the remains of the short-lived capital of Akhenaten, the "heretic" Pharaoh of the late 18th Dynasty.
Amarna has, since 1982, been the target of nearly annual
archaeological excavations by a team from the University of [[Cambridge (England)|Cambridge]], [[England]], under the direction of Mr Barry Kemp.