Akhenaten Temple Project

Vestiges of scenes at Akhenaten’s court (see photograph) emerged from the core of the ninth pylon, a massive ceremonial structure at Thebes. Hidden in the core of this pylon, in neatly arranged flat beds, were several thousand inscribed and decorated talatat, or building blocks, from Akhenaten’s Theban palaces. Reused as fill by a later Egyptian ruler, Horemheb, these blocks originally adorned Akhenaten’s palaces.