Akhenaten (Part 3): Revelation of a Religion.
Soon after he came to power, Amunhotep IV (later Akhenaten) began to reveal his unique vision of god and the world. A remarkable amount of evidence survives for this crucial period: from a royal speech, magnificent temples at Karnak and a massive artistic shift, the King revealed his strange and fascinating ideas…
- Time period: c.1361 BCE (regnal year 2)
- King: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re)
- Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-iti)
- Locations: Waset (Thebes); Gebel el-Silsila
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Special Thanks to my Patrons!
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