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The North Palace

City of Akhenaten

 1 - Throne Room

2 - Pool

3 - Quarters for cattle

4 - Altar Court

The North Palace was an isolated building by the side of the Royal Road and faced the Nile. When discovered in the 1920's it was found to be an enclosed royal residence complete with bedrooms, bathrooms, an open-air temple to the Aten. The remaining inscriptions found show that it was built for the eldest daughter Meritaten.

The decoration found at the palace is perhaps unique in ancient Egypt - there was a 'green room' with the four walls filled with scenes of life in the marshes, however without any presence of a hunter:

Scene from the Green Room showing a KingFisher and a Dove in the marshes.