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  • Akhenaten Character Analysis

    all of the controversy is the fact that Akhenaten made a great attempt to essentially restructure the complete format of religion in Ancient Egypt. In order to understand the reasoning behind why he made this attempt, it’s important to understand a little more about Akhenaten himself. Akhenaten was not born as Akhenaten, but he changed his name to Akhenaten approximately 5 years after he became the ruler. In fact, his birth name was Amenhotep IV, son of Amenhotep III (Van de Mieroop). During the beginning of Amenhotep IV’s reign, he still believed in the old structure of the God’s that the people of Ancient Egypt has believed in for centuries. However, a short time after he came to power, he 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). Shortly after all of this, Akhenaten began working on a city which would become the new capital during that time. The original capital before he relocated it was located in Thebes (Kemp). This new capital was located in, what is now known as, Amarna (Van de Mieroop). Eventually, he decided to…

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  • Essay On Hatshepsut

    1. How did her titles and royal image change over time? (5 marks) Hatshepsut’s titles and royal image had experienced a metamorphosis throughout the entirety of her lifetime. In that, being the daughter of the Pharaoh, Thutmose I, she had initially the title of King’s Daughter. However, with her marriage to Thutmose II, Hatshepsut obtained the titles of King’s Sister, God’s Wife of Amun , the highest honour a woman could attain in Egypt after the position of queen and King’s Great Wife. However,…

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  • Karnak Temple Essay

    KARNAK TEMPLE Karnak temple is one of the largest religious buildings located at Luxor, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Frederick Monderson, 2007 Page10-Page12) In fact, Karnak temple is the modern name while the ancient name was Ipet-isut and the meaning of this temple is “The most sacred of places”. The temple’s covering is about 200 acres and this huge temple has 2000 years history. The Open Air Museum is at the north of the first courtyard. Next, Karnak temple was separate in three parts…

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  • Hatshepsut The Great Essay

    Afterwards Hatshepsut’s main problem was promoting her self as the rightful successor to the throne in a patriarchal society. Hatshepsut attempted to justify her rule through what is now seen as religious propaganda. Through emphasising that she was of pure blood, the daughter of a god and creating a strong connection with the priesthood of Amun, which proclaimed oracles that the god Amun was pleased with her rule and that she was his own daughter. Hatshepsut convinced the highly religious…

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  • Women's Role In The 18th Dynasty

    She was the wife and sister of Ahmose, daughter of Seqenenre, mother of Amenhotep I and the mistress of wo lands .Ahmose-Nefertari acquired many titles; “King’s Mother”, “King’s Daughter”, “King’s Sister” and “King’s Great Wife”. However, her most significant title is the highest religious status of all New Kingdom Queens, “God’s Wife of Amun”. She was the first to receive this significant title which reveals that she occupied both economical and religious roles in the state cult of Amun-Re. She…

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  • King Tutankhamun Research Paper

    KING TUTANKHAMUN King Tutankhamun was born in 1341 BCE, in Circa and died in 1359 BCE. His tomb is in the Valley of Kings. He was part of ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty. His name at birth was Tutankhaten (living image of Aten) and he changed it to Tutankhamun (living image of Amun) after becoming king. He is also known as “the Boy King” of ancient Egypt and King Tut. Experts believe he died because of a diseases like malaria and a gangrene infection from an injured leg. He died at the age of 19…

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  • Hatshepsut's Family Background

    background? (5 Marks) (10 Lines) Hatshepsut’s family background consisted of her descendance from the pharaoh Thutmose I and his royal consort, Ahmose. She was the only child born to Thutmose I and his royal consort. After Thutmose I death Hatshepsut at the time twelve. She married her half brother, Thutmose II, whose mother was a lesser wife. During the reign of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut took the traditional role of queen and main wife. Hatshepsut gained the role of ‘God’s Wife of Amun,’…

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  • Thutmose III Case Study Essay

    corner; read towards the west down the north wall; then read towards the south through the west wall and finally stop at the door in the middle of the wall (Breasted 1906, 163). On the other side of this wall, the inscription should be read eastward across the south wall then northward through the west wall to the door. 3. Context 3.1 The annals were situated behind the sixth pylon in the Great Temple of Amun in Karnak (Lichtheim 2006, 29). They were inscribed on the inner walls of…

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  • Order In The Tale Of Sinuhe

    Along the Nile, to the east of the pyramids of Giza, were cities inhabited by ancient Egyptian citizens. The westward position of the complex relative to the Nile and Egyptian population centers is telling because it affects how the pyramids would have looked to the ancient peoples. From the position of the egyptian cities, the light of the rising sun would have reflected off of the smooth white limestone, throwing glaringly bright light back in the direction of the sun and the Egyptian…

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  • The Funerary Mask Of King Tutankhamun

    The Funerary Mask of King Tutankhamun Ever heard the phrase Kings never die, well neither do Pharaohs. For year’s archeologist have been discovering tombs of pharaohs and their families trying to get an understanding of who they were. Many tombs of the pharaohs were ravaged through and amazing art was taken by tomb robbers but still they were able to find beautiful works of art and even funeral masks. Arguably the most famous mask to date is King Tutankhamun. Along with the mask there were many…

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