| Piece of Quartzite, which was
made into a mural and fitted to walls for decoration.
This was an isolated
palace, and consisted of two large walled enclosures - inside
of which were gardens surrounding shallow lakes. Within the gardens
themselves were pavilions and a group of shrines to the Aten.
The Maru-aten gives an image of calm, and of a retreat away from
the main part of Akhetaten.
The Maru-aten was originally
built for Kiya, but after her death her name and images were
altered to that of Meritaten (although when first discovered
it was thought that it was the name of Nefertiti herself that
had been hacked out from the monuments - starting a theory about
her fall from Akhenaten's favour).
of Kiya, later recarved for Meritaten.
show original carving and later re-carving for Meritaten.