Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt
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Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt a new study. by Cyril Aldred

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Published by Thames & Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Akhenaton, King of Egypt.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 265-266.

SeriesNew aspects of antiquity
LC ClassificationsDT87.4 .A25
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p.
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5765132M
LC Control Number71365324

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Akhenaten, also spelled Akhenaton, Akhnaton, or Ikhnaton, also called Amenhotep IV, Greek Amenophis, king (–36 bce) of ancient Egypt of the 18th dynasty, who established a new cult dedicated to the Aton, the sun’s disk (hence his assumed name, Akhenaten, meaning “beneficial to . Akhenaten, considered by many as a heretic Pharaoh, was the ruler responsible for taking ancient Egypt towards an entirely different religious lifestyle, trying to reconstruct religion departing from traditional ancient Egyptian polytheism. “There is only one God, my father. I can approach him by day, by night.” – Akhenaten. Even though Akhenaten was written in and more information has been discovered since then, it is a solid book of information and a fine addition to my library of books on ancient Egypt. There are also many good pictures and Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt.4/5.   The pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt in the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in Egyptian history. Often called the originator of monotheism and the world's first recorded individual, he has fascinated and inspired both scholars of Egyptology and creative talents as diverse as Sigmund Freud and 5/5(3).

  Buy a cheap copy of Akhenaten: King of Egypt book by Cyril Aldred. pp. with 30 figs. & 77 illus., 8vo. Free shipping over $Cited by:   In the BAR article “The Monotheism of the Heretic Pharaoh,” Donald B. Redford, who excavated Akhenaten’s earliest temple at Karnak (in modern Thebes), describes how Akhenaten instituted worship of Aten. The cult of the Sun-Disk emerged from an iconoclastic “war” between the “Good God” (Akhenaten), and all the rest of the gods. The outcome of this . Akhenaten was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled during the Eighteenth Dynasty of the New Kingdom period of Ancient Egypt. He is famous for changing the traditional religion of Egypt from the worship of many gods to the worship of a single god named Aten. Akhenaten was born in Egypt around BC. He was the second son to the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.   Amenhotep IV, also known as the Pharaoh Akhenaten, was destined to be remembered for his attempt at a religious conversion of ancient Egypt; one that saw the old gods put aside and replaced by a single god, the Aten. Akhenaten took on the might of the priesthood of Amun-Ra; and, enforced by the military, temples were closed and the names of the.

Ahmed Osman's recent archaeological discoveries and historical documents contend that Akhenaten and Moses were one and the same man. In a stunning retelling of the Exodus story, Osman details the events of Moses/Akhenaten's life: how he was brought up by Israelite relatives and ruled Egypt for seventeen years before he was forced to abdicate the throne.   Everything we think we know about Ancient Egypt can be completely upended with a new discovery of something as seemingly innocuous as a single stone carving. That being said, this article focuses on the research and theories of Nicholas Reeves, in his book, Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet, republished in Akhenaten, Pharaoh of Egypt: A New Study (New Aspects of Antiquity) by Cyril Aldred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Akhenaten: The Revolutionary Pharaoh The ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten, is one of the most fascinating personages of the ancient Egypt, and indeed, of the ancient world as a whole, perhaps second only to Jesus Christ in terms of the sheer number of books written about him. The son of Amenhotep III, this Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten in honor of the .