Carl Krug (1861-1927), who wrote under the pseudonym Carl Niebuhr, was the author of The Tell El Amarna Period (1901). The site of Amarna (commonly known as el-Amarna or incorrectly as Tel el-Amarna; is located on the east bank of the Nile River in the modern Egyptian province of Minya, some 58 km (38 miles) south of the city of al-Minya, 312 km (194 miles) south of the Egyptian capital Cairo and 402 km (250 miles) north of Luxor. The area contains an extensive Egyptian archaeological site that represents the remains of the capital city newly-established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the late Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1353 BC). The area was also occupied during later Roman and early Christian times, excavations to the south of the city have found several structures from this period. In 1887 a local woman digging for sebakh uncovered a cache of over 300 cuneiform tablets (now commonly known as the Amarna Letters). These tablets recorded select diplomatic correspondence of the Pharaoh and were predominantly written in Akkadian, the lingua franca commonly used during the Late Bronze Age of the Ancient Near East for such communication.