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Plan of the complex

Located 3 km to the south of the central city area of the city of Akhetaten (today's el Amarna), the Maru-Aten, short for Pa-maru-en-pa-aten (The Viewing-Palace-of-the-Aten),[1] is a palace or sun-temple originally thought to have been constructed for Akhenaten's queen Kiya, but on her death her name and images were altered to those of Meritaten, his daughter.[2]

This site is now lost beneath modern fields, but was excavated by Leonard Woolley in 1921.


  1. ^ D. P. Silverman, J. Houser Wegner, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Restoration, Univ. of Pennsylvania Museum 2006, p.87
  2. ^ Aayko Eyma ed., A Delta-Man in Yebu, Universal-Publishers. 2003, p.53