The Amarna Age is one of the periods in Egyptian history that gives us lots of ideas to debate! On another board i visit, it is referred to--in jest--as the "Amarna Tar Pits"--easy to become trapped in discussion, difficult to end, to reach any conculsion. Just the genelogy of the principals involved--Nefertiti, Tutankamen, Smenkhkra--and the list can go on and on--cannot be resolved. Many suggestions, but no absolute answers. This all makes for a fascinating time-period.
One of the great things about Aketaten, is that it is an excavion-site frozen in time. It has no previous building, nor any after, but gives excavors a site that is very easy to date for finds.
One's imagination can really take off!