Akhenaten


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Akhenaten

, Akhenaton
original name Amenhotep IV. died ?1358 bc, king of Egypt, of the 18th dynasty; he moved his capital from Thebes to Tell El Amarna and introduced the cult of Aten
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It seems to me that it is highly likely she died during her husband's reign and so would have been buried at Amarna, the city purpose-built by Akhenaten in Middle Egypt.
Scholars' speculation has worked on overdrive here, ranging from suggestions that Akhenaten suffered from different illnesses to the idea that the exaggerated artistic style is thought to have a religious significance.
The truth is that in the fifth year of his reign, Akhnaten moved his court from Thebes, for centuries the seat of pharaonic power, to the newly built Akhetaten, halfway down the Nile the Tell el Amarna of Barry Kemp''s book (The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti - Amarna and its people) where he drifted into megalomania, declining to listen to any opinion but his own, and approving of sculptured bas reliefs, which show the golden disc of Aten, reaching down to him and his queen, in a strikingly haunting concept, with each beam of light ending in a miniature human hand.
These works draw their direct Egyptian genealogy from Amarna: in Mann Akhenaten is Joseph's Pharaoh, in Freud Akhenaten is Moses, and in Freund's film the ancient Egyptian characters come from the 18th dynasty.
The feminised appearance of Akhenaten was excluded by the pelvic bone shape.
Akhenaten, who reigned about 1,350 BC, is renowned for abandoning the traditional gods and introducing worship centred on the sun disk Aten, and for establishing a new capital at Amarnah, 250 km south of present-day Cairo.
Prized artefacts are missing from the Egyptian Museum after looters broke in during unrest last month, including a statue of King Tutankhamun and objects from the time of the rebel Pharaoh Akhenaten, the country's top Egyptologist said on Sunday.
He was a regular in the box at Newbury and a cornerstone of our Box 41 syndicate that roared home the likes of Halicarnassus, Orizaba, Akhenaten, Dan Tucket, Silver Games and Tuanku, to name but a few.
This occurred during the 14th century BC, at the height of Egyptian wealth, in the reign of Amenhotep IV, famous under his revised name as Akhenaten.
The principal conclusions made by the team are that TutankhamunOs father was the OhereticO king, Akhenaten, whose body is now almost certainly identified with the mummy from KV 55 in the Valley of the Kings.
AoI really believe that the reason for the deformities and the weakness in the bones came because Akhenaten, [King TutAAEs] father, married his full sister.
The scientists were also fairly certain they identified the mummies belonging to Tut s father, Akhenaten, and his grandmother, Tiye, based on shared blood groups.