Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Restoration

Egypt s eighteenth dynasty, a period of empire building, was also for a short time the focus of a religious revolution Now called the Amarna Period 1353 1322 BCE , after the site of an innovative capital city that was the center of the new religion, it included the reigns of the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten and his presumed son, the boy king Tutankhamun.Three Penn EgyptologEgypt s eighteenth dynasty, a period of empire building, was also for a short time the focus of a religious revolution Now called the Amarna Period 1353 1322 BCE , after the site of an innovative capital city that was the center of the new religion, it included the reigns of the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten and his presumed son, the boy king Tutankhamun.Three Penn Egyptologists examine the concept of royal power and demonstrate how Akhenaten established, projected, and maintained his vision of it They investigate how and why this unique pharaoh made fundamental changes in the social contract between himself and his subjects on one side, and between his new solar god, the Aten, and himself on the other The authors also look at the radical religion, politics, and art, he introduced to Egypt as well as at the consequences of his actions after his death, including how his successors, most notably, Tutankhamun, Egypt s most famous pharaoh, dealt with the restoration of traditional ways Why did this reversal take place Could a youth effect such changes without significant help In concise and readable form, this generously illustrated volume takes a fresh approach to a most fascinating period in Egyptian history It deals with such topics as the evolution of Akhenaten s ideology and the concepts surrounding the foundation, construction, and use of his innovative city and its unique palaces, temples, and houses Egypt s empire, the role of its women, its relations with other nations of the ancient world, and the remarkable place both Akhenaten and Tutankhmun hold in history are also among other issues discussed An epilogue recaps how Amarna s modern discovery helped solve the mysteries surrounding this city, its unique founder, and the aftermath of his revolution.
Akhenaten and Tutankhamun Revolution and Restoration Egypt s eighteenth dynasty a period of empire building was also for a short time the focus of a religious revolution Now called the Amarna Period BCE after the site of an innovative capi

  • Title: Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Restoration
  • Author: David P. Silverman Josef W. Wegner Jennifer Houser Wegner
  • ISBN: 9781931707909
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Akhenaten The future Akhenaten was a younger son of Amenhotep III and Chief Queen Tiye.The eldest son Crown Prince Thutmose was recognized as the heir of Amenhotep III but he died relatively young and the next in line for the throne was a prince named Amenhotep. Tutankhamun Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten formerly Amenhotep IV and one of Akhenaten s sisters, or possibly one of his cousins As a prince, he was known as Tutankhaten He ascended to the throne in BC, at the age of nine or ten, taking the throne name Nebkheperure His wet nurse was a woman called Maia, known from her Tutankhamun Biography, Tomb, Mummy Britannica By his third regnal year Tutankhaten had abandoned Tell el Amarna and moved his residence to Memphis, the administrative capital, near modern Cairo.He changed his name to Tutankhamun and issued a decree restoring the temples, images, personnel, and privileges of the old gods. Welcome to Akhet Egyptology Explore the people, places and mysteries of Ancient Egypt Who was Tutankhamun, how were mummoes made and lots of other questions answered. Ten Facts About Tutankhamun Tutankhamun was only eight or nine when he became ruler of Egypt As King at such a young age, most of the decision making was made by two senior figures, likely to have been Ay father of Nefertiti and Horemheb, an army commander Tutankhamun was only King for about ten years before dying in his King Tutankhamun World exhibition tour history The Golden Death Mask A Golden Portrait of Tutankhamun, History and Chronology of Tours , visitor attendance records, A beautiful fine art quality commemorative art print on golden foil King Tutankhamen Crystalinks Family Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten formerly Amenhotep IV and one of Akhenaten s sisters As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten He ascended to the throne in BC, at the age of nine or ten, taking the reign name of Tutankhamun. Tutankhamun s Armies Battle and Conquest During Ancient Tutankhamun may have been the boy king, but he had a lot of musclebehind him, as did his father Akhenaten, the heretic king, andtheir successors in the Eighteenth Dynasty. Moses and Akhenaten The Secret History of Egypt at Moses and Akhenaten The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus Ahmed Osman on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A reinterpretation of biblical and Egyptian history that shows Moses and the Pharaoh Akhenaten to be one and the same Provides dramatic evidence from both archaeological and Egyptian Pharaohs King Tutankhamun Hieroglyphics Pharaoh King Tutankhamun Pharaoh is the name given to the ancient kings and queens of Egypt who ruled as religious and political leaders Although most Egyptian rulers were male, there have been female rulers also, they are also known as Pharaohs.

    1 thought on “Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Restoration”

    1. Great pictures, but very little text and very vague. Good introduction to the period, but anyone whose already familiar with it won't learn anything new. As I said, though, the pictures are great!

    2. I wish I had read this book in 2006 when it was first published, prior to the DNA testing that was performed on some the mummies. The authors speculate on the parentage of Tutankhamen, and of course they take their best shot, speculating that Akhenaten and an unknown woman were the parents. Today we know that the mummy from KV55, a son of Amenhotep III and the Younger Lady from KV 35, a daughter of Amenhotep III, are his parents. I can't help wondering if KV 55 is Smenkare, and if so, if most of [...]

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