Akhenaten: The Heretic King. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pp. xxvi, , The American Historical Review, Volume. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Akhenaten, the heretic king. [Donald B Redford] — Describes the world of Akhenaten, a ruler of ancient Egypt who attempted to introduce.

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After his death, his monuments were akhenten and hidden, his statues were destroyed, and his name excluded from the king lists. Refresh and try again. Other Aten temples constructed at Karnak during this time include the Rud-menu and the Teni-menuwhich may have been constructed near the Ninth Pylon.

Herehic a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On several monuments, the two hertic shown seated side by side. In the end, Akhenaten’s revolution collapsed from within after his death since the massive costs of founding a new capital city at El-Amarna and the closing thee the Amun temples choked off the growth of the Egyptian economy.

Return to Book Page. Yet, even at Amarna itself, some courtiers kept such names as Ahmose “child of the moon god”, the owner of tomb 3and the sculptor’s workshop where the famous Nefertiti bust and other works of royal portraiture were found is associated with an artist known to have been called Thutmose “child of Thoth”. Segerseni Qakare Ini Iyibkhentre.

In time, Akhenaten turned his focus and beliefs to another deity called Aten. The American University in Cairo Press. If for any reason whatsoever you prefer to do evil, and if you plot evil, treacherous things, then you, together with your entire family, shall die by the axe of the king.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He [Rib-Hadda] was residing in Sidon and, following your own judgment, kign gave him to [some] mayors. The Gempaaten consisted of a series of buildings, including a palace and a structure xkhenaten the Hwt Benben named after the Benben stone which was dedicated to Queen Nefertiti.

Such scenes included him kissing his daughters and sitting with his wife in a family oriented manner. Although some believe the religion he akhenatsn was mostly monotheistic, many others see Akhenaten as a practitioner of an Aten monolatry[68] as he did not actively deny the existence of other gods; he simply refrained from worshiping any but the Aten while expecting the people to worship not Aten but him.

He looked more feminine then masculine. On day 13, Month 8, in the fifth year of his akhenxten, the king arrived at the site of the new city Akhetaten now known as Amarna. He decorated the southern entrance to the precincts of the temple of Amun-Re with scenes of his worshiping Re-Harakhti. His mummy has never been found. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Wetjes-khau-em-Iunu-Shemay Year [5]. His sarcophagus was destroyed but has been reconstructed and now sits outside in the Cairo Museum.

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In the s, John Harris identified the figure pictured alongside Akhenaten as Nefertiti, arguing that she may have actually been elevated to coregent and perhaps even succeeded temporarily as an independent ruler, changing her name to Smenkhkare.


She brought with her a princess named Baketaten Later Baketamon. References to Amenhotep III, Akhenaten’s father, were partly erased since they contained the traditional Amun form of his name: This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Aten’s name also is written differently after Year 9 to emphasize the radicalism of the new regime, which included a ban on imageswith the exception of a rayed solar disc, in which the rays commonly depicted ending in hands appear to represent the unseen spirit of Aten, who by then was evidently considered not merely a sun god, but rather a universal deity.

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Donald Redford’s work, available for the first time in paperback, shows Akhenaten to be even more fascinating in this context than in earlier, less realistic interpretations.

In honor of Aten, Akhenaten also oversaw the construction of some of the most massive temple complexes in ancient Egypt.

This only caused an absence kin priests and he soon came to ban those that remained. Don’t have an account? Whi Ever since reading Freud’s Moses and Monotheism I’ve been interested in what we know about Akhenaten, who, with his wife Nefertiti, has carried a lot of retrospective cultural baggage, some of which I’ve read in more popular books.