New evidence from ancient burial sites in the Egyptian city of Amarna indicate that it was a sun-worshipping city, according to Egyptologist Barry Kemp.
“Archeology is a moving frontier,” he says. “There are always more questions and uncertainties, as is the case in all humanities.” When Kemp and his colleagues unearthed bodies from the cemetery, the bodies’ orientation was towards the sun, characteristic of the city’s unique sun-worshipping religion.
At the time, most cities were polytheistic, but the pharaoh of Amarna established the city in order to exclusively worship the sun god in what Kemp called a unique “social experiment.”
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