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Pharaohs of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt: Ahmose I, Akhenaten, Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Ay, Hatshepsut, Horemheb, Neferneferuaten, Smenkhkare, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Thutmose IV, Tutankhamun Books LLC

Pharaohs of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt: Ahmose I, Akhenaten, Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Ay, Hatshepsut, Horemheb, Neferneferuaten, Smenkhkare, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Thutmose IV, Tutankhamun

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Published December 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781155385020
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70 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Ahmose I, Akhenaten, Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Ay, Hatshepsut, Horemheb,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Ahmose I, Akhenaten, Amenhotep I, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Ay, Hatshepsut, Horemheb, Neferneferuaten, Smenkhkare, Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Thutmose IV, Tutankhamun. Excerpt: Akhenaten (- also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton, and Khuenaten- meaning living spirit of Aten) known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning Amun is Satisfied), was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods. Akhenaten tried to bring about a departure from traditional religion, yet in the end it would not be accepted. After his death, traditional religious practice was gradually restored, and when some dozen years later rulers without clear rights of succession from the Eighteenth Dynasty founded a new dynasty, they discredited Akhenaten and his immediate successors, referring to Akhenaten himself as the enemy in archival records. He was all but lost from history until the discovery, in the 19th century, of Amarna, the site of Akhetaten, the city he built for the Aten. Early excavations at Amarna by Flinders Petrie sparked interest in the enigmatic pharaoh, whose tomb was unearthed in 1907 in a dig led by Edward R. Ayrton. Interest in Akhenaten increased with the discovery in the Valley of the Kings, at Luxor, of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, who has been proved to be Akhenatens son according to DNA testing in 2010. A mummy found in KV55 in 1907 has been identified as that of Akhenaten. This elder man and Tutankhamun are related without question, but the identification of the KV55 mummy as Akhenaten has been questioned. Modern interest in Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti, comes partly from his connection with Tutankhamun, partly from the unique style and high quality of