A lament in Amarna made by common mourners.

Iconography proofs the existence of a mourning practice in Amarna.

Specially relevant is the Royal Tomb, where the funeral of Meketaten, the royal daughter, was depicted.

The death of Meketaten was lamented by the royal family, that is Akhenaten, Nefertiti and the three sisters, Meritaton, Ankhesenpaaton and Neferferuaton-ta-sherit, but also by a group of mourners.


These scenes of lament in Amarna were sculpted in rooms alfa and gamma and they merit to be observed in more detail.

Let’s watch first at the mourning scene in room alfa.

Here the scene of lament happens in two registers.

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