Supporting the Temples of Aten
(Amarna Part 6)
To keep their government and economy running, the pharaohs of ancient Egypt relied on allies, servants and friends. Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re) was no exception. In this episode, we meet two of the King’s most prominent servants, the men who kept the great temples of Aten fed, supplied and running smoothly. From their tombs and houses in the city, the high officials Meryre and Panehesy provide a compelling glimpse at the daily operations of the state.
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