Akhenaten

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  • Akhenaten Influence On Egypt

    Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV was the Pharaoh of Egypt in the 18th century. He was married to Nefertiti and had six girls with her. Four of them died at a young age from an unknown disease. However, they are believed to have passed away from a plague that was going around Egypt at the time. He also had a few other wives, but they were unnamed. He ruled Egypt for seventeen years and was known as a rebel king because he made some of the biggest changes in all of Egyptian history. Before Akhenaten became king, he was the son of a king. He was one of the younger children of Amenhotep III and Chief Queen Tiye. Although he was not the next in line for the throne, as a result of his older brother Thutmose passing away, Akhenaten was…

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  • Akhenaten Impact On Egyptian Society

    controversy. Though it was only a momentary revolution, it was believed to have had great impacts on Egypt’s society, or civilization. To be specific, I am talking about the revolution of Akhenaten; the individualistic legendary Egyptian Pharaoh, who arguably introduced the idea of monotheistic religion to humanity. The very fact that Akhenaten’s revolution is viewed as an interesting era in Egyptian history, and also because a huge amount of effort was put in order to eradicate this era from…

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  • Akhenaten Contribution To Egyptian Architecture

    It is indisputable that, although considerable developments were made by Akhenaten during his time, his reign must be considered a predominant failure; his overall contribution was poor as much of what he achieved in regards to religion, architecture and art was destroyed and reversed following his death. As Freud (1955) states, Akhenaton 's memory was “scorned as that of a felon” and his contributions were diminished by his successors following his death. He additionally failed to adequately…

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  • Causes Of Destruction Of Akhenaten

    The destruction of the memory of Akhenaten’s reign became law, and later pharaohs attempted to destroy any evidence of the Aten religion and Akhenaten himself. There was already random vandalism at Amarna, and some of the talaat stone had been used for other building projects, but after Tutankhamun’s death a serious, official campaign of destruction began. As described by Cyril Aldred, “Figures of Amarna royalty had been defaced in reliefs and statuary and their names expunged. Their memorials…

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  • Akhenaten Character Analysis

    whether this was an actual physical change in his appearance or whether it was just a literary or symbolic depiction of him. Many depict the actual appearance of Akhenaten to be quite feminine and often times androgynous (Ismail). While this was somewhat common in Ancient Egyptian culture, Akhenaten’s case was extremely exaggerated when compared to the other examples that were found within the history of Egypt. This was extremely interesting due to the fact that this was a specific case that was…

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  • Akhenaten Religious System

    During the 18th dynasty, Egypt experienced a radical shift in religion, politics, and art under the reign of the pharaoh Akhenaten. While his rule only lasted from the early 1350’s BCE to around 1334 BCE, Akhenaten is well known for abandoning the polytheism in favor of worship of Aten, a deity represented as a solar disk. He is therefore credited for introducing a quasi-monotheistic system in Egypt, although many argue that Akhenaten acknowledged all gods but only actively worshipped Aten. This…

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  • How Did Akhenaten Change Egypt

    Akhenaten, the son of Amenhotep III, was an Egyptian king of the 18th Dynasty who brought many cultural reforms to Egypt during his reign. It is generally thought that Akhenaten acted through his reign without any precedent or foreshadowing. However, it has also been speculated that he may have drawn his ideas from the rule of his father. Akhenaten, with his revolutionary focus on Aten and being the first Egyptian king to truly embrace monotheism coupled with henotheism, revealed the importance…

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  • The Effect Of Akhenaten On The Egyptian Social Order During The Amarna Period

    How Akhenaten radically altered artistic representations of royalty to influence the social order during the Amarna period. Physical art forms and the written word that may accompany them are the result of a society or individual representing itself in a controlled manner. It is for that reason that, in looking at how Akhenaten changed the Egyptian social order during the Amarna period, I will be focusing particularly on his changes to artistic representations of the royal family, and how they…

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  • Compare And Contrast Agrippina And Nefertiti

    received her power and exercised her power similarly to Agrippina the Younger, the Roman Empress, even though they existed and ruled in very different contexts. Nefertiti was the wife of Akhenaten, and gained her power and influence through him. This is demonstrated in artistic portrayals of them, in that Nefertiti is often a similar size to Akhenaten and placed in the same plane of viewing. In the “She For Whom All That Is Said Is Done: The Ancient Egyptian Queen” article, Troy states that…

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  • Egyptian Art History

    and gradually yet secretly, the people of Egypt started to despise them. Most artwork during this time were solely based on the royal family. In many of the reliefs that I have observed whether the Pharaoh was with his wife or his daughters, most of these reliefs shows damage to the Pharaohs face or Queen Nefertiti’s face. Making the country monotheistic and utilizing all the riches to keep within the family and build more temples, rather than spread it to the army and the country gathered a…

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