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Amonkhet is a desert-plane. Its only known settlement is the oasis of Naktamun, where towering monuments break the unending monotony of a horizon formed of sun-blasted sand and the wide, life-giving river Luxa offers its abundant bounty. Awe-inspiring, animal-headed gods walk among the people, offering them care and protection. The people within the city are divided into several districts that prepare for the trials of the five gods, each overseen by viziers. Groups of warriors are referred to as crops that prepare to take the trials together. Only the best of the best attain the "worthy dead" and have the honor of being personally killed by Hazoret after completing the 5th trial. It is thought that upon his return, The God Pharaoh will grant an afterlife to the worthy dead. Amonkhet's leylines are weaker than other planes, pulsing like the veins of a dying animal. Things that die on the plane transform into undead, which is referred to as the Curse of Wandering. If they are embalmed, they become servile mummies.

Liliana Vess believed that Amonkhet was created by Nicol Bolas before the Mending, when a planeswalker still would have had the power to do so, but Nissa Revane has discovered that Bolas has instead corrupted a pre-existing plane and warped its culture to worship him instead. The plane is orbited by two suns that shroud the plane in perpetual daylight without actual nights. The second one has slowly been making its path to Bolas' Horn Monument. According to the Accounting of Hours the Hour of Revelation begins when the Second Sun rests between the horns on the horizon and the God-Pharaoh will return. Then follow the Hour of Glory, the Hour of Promise, and finally the Hour of Eternity. Dissenters against the God-Pharaohs teachings are either locked into sarcophagi or banished into the Broken Lands.