BAR 20:01, Jan/Feb 1994
Books in Brief
The Amarna Letters
Edited and translated by William L. Moran
(Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1992) 448 pp., $68.00
With this monumental achievement, a fresh collation and translation of all the letters in the 14th-century B.C.E. Amarna archive,1 William L. Moran crowns his career as the unquestioned dean of Amarna studies. This is the English version of Morans work, which appeared in a French edition in 1987, just 100 years after the initial discovery of the Amarna tablets by a peasant woman digging at el-Amarna, Egypt, in the ruins of ancient Akhetaton, the capital of the heretic king, Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV, 13501334 B.C.E.).