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 was Akhenaten, though, who was one of the first to attempt to cleanse the prevailing culture of its monuments to the past.
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.
Critique: "From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change" is a seminal work of truly impressive scholarship.
She said that Tutankhamun could have been trying to undo the changes brought by Akhenaten, and return Egypt back to its traditional religion with its mix of gods.
6 inches) limestone statue of Ankhesamon, sister of the famous boy king and daughter of pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled around 1,500 BC, was stolen on August 14.
Invited by the ROM's Friends of Ancient Egypt (FAE) in cooperation with Toronto's Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA), Kemp presented City of the Sun God: Amarna and its rulers, Akhenaten and Nefertiti on Thursday, September 19 in the Eaton Theatre.
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.
On the ever controversial subject of the occupant of tomb KV55, Dodson argues that this is Smenkhare, partly because the body is too young to be that of Akhenaten.
Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy center, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of 9, his father Akhenaten and grandfather Amenhotep III, based on a film that was made for the Discovery Channel.