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  • Egyptian Art History

    in today. Art, according to Merriam-Webster is defined as "paintings, sculptures and drawings created to be beautiful or to represent expressed feelings or ideas". History is revealed everyday throughout the world of art and meanings behind them. Ancient Egyptian history has always been a fascination for many people. Egypt holds a great amount of importance within Art history. To most, when you hear of Ancient Egypt, you think about two things: Mummies and Pyramids. Considering this, there is a lot more to Egypt that h been publicized. Egypt, like many other cultures went through a transition after a certain time, these times or eras were known as Dynasties. During the Amarna…

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  • Akhenaten Character Analysis

    began shifting his beliefs towards Amun. He was so devoted to Amun that he ended up starting a structural project, which consisted of building a temple specifically dedicated to the worship of Aten, the sun god (Kemp). Shortly after this, he ended up introducing a new take on religion in Egypt, the worshipping of a single God. The God that he chose to worship, was Aten. He was so devoted to Aten that he ended up changing his name to Akhenaten, which translates to “he who praises Aten” (Ismail). …

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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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  • 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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  • Ancient Egyptian Art Analysis

    that are found in art from Amarna Period. The Relief of Princess with an Earring is a sunken relief sculpture that is made out of limestone.…

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  • Analysis: The Great Temple Of Aten

    Amarna is a city that is separated. The separation occurs within the title of nobility or one of a commoner. This was the urban plan, or the central idea of the design of the city. Since this was a capital city in the Egyptian empire, the nobles cannot be living at the same level or area as the people they rule over. That would be a disgrace! The city designers too this ideal and made all their designs for the city around that image. When any large metropolitan area is created, the organization…

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  • Akhenaten Impact On Egyptian Society

    The time-frame during which Akhenaten dominated as king, Pharaoh and representative of Aten was the corner stones of developing non secular concepts. Throughout Akhenaten’s reign, within the Amarna era, cities were enraptured and creative work and magnificence modified. However, just what makes this era so revolutionary is that the truth of those forceful changes befell in such a brief period of your time. Akhenaten has actually affected the Egyptian tradition and therefore the overall Egyptian…

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  • Akhenaten Religious System

    actively worshipped Aten. This would classify the religious system of the time period as a monolatry. The rule of Akhenaten and contemporary artistic style is now known as the Amarna period, named after the location to which the king and queen relocated their royal residence. While…

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  • Akhenaten's Religious Revolution

    age upon becoming pharaoh is a matter of guesswork and his age was never specified in ancient texts. Amenhotep IV went through the rites of passage into adulthood at about the age of 14.” ” In any case, Prince must have been of an age to be able to sire children upon attaining the kingship. Since he had one daughter by the first year of his reign, this could place him at as young as eleven or twelve,” Lopez continues. Lorenz also points out that “the Akhenaten was married to Nefertiti, who is…

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  • Nick Drake's Nefertiti Summary

    Nick Drake’s Nefertiti: Book of the Dead is just one of many historical novel set in Ancient Egypt. Depicting the Amarna period in which king Akhenaten not only moved the capital of Egypt to his newly created city of Amarna, but also deemed all gods were inferior to Aten, the sun god, and set Egypt towards monotheism. The book follows Rahoter, a “seeker of mysteries,” (an ancient detective) called from Thebes to the new capital to solve a mystery he knows nothing of until he meets Akhenaten…

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