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    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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    Daniel Stratton January 14th, 2015 Ms. Martin 6th Period Grendel and the Zodiac Chapter One - Aries: the Ram Part One: Quotation “The old ram stands looking down over rockslides, stupidly triumphant” (5) Part Two: Deeper Connection The sign of Aries marks the beginning of a new cycle of the zodiac; however, there is nothing unique or special about this new cycle, because it is just like the cycle that has just ended. According to Grendel, the ram (Aries) acts the same way he did “last year…

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    Cult Of Amun-Re Essay

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    and reduce the power of the Cult of Amun, the Egyptian pharaohs within the late 18th and early 19th dynasty, Horemheb, Ramesses II, Seti I and Ramesses II, re-established the return and worship of the traditional gods for a political purpose, ensuring control of the Egyptian empire. In the effort to remove all previous mentions of the Aten, the following pharaoh’s destroyed all mentions of Akhenaten to the pharaohs before Horemheb. Horemheb continued to remove the empire from Atenism shown on a…

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    Karnak Research Paper

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    Karnak was a city with many temples built over 2000 years dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. And was also known as “The most selected place” by the ancient Egyptians. It was also the largest religious building complex covering about 200 acres which included houses, temples, lakes, and sacred buildings. The sacred enclosure of Amun was probably the biggest temple in Karnak, it covered 61 acres alone and can hold 10 of the average size European Cathedrals inside of it. The…

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    Essay On Hatshepsut

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    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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    Hatshepsut The Great Essay

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    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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    There are two main religious temples in Thebes, one is in Luxor and one is in Karnak. Both are dedicated to the god Amun, but also have chapels dedicated to other deities within them. The two temples, though in different locations, are linked together by rituals (Gates 105). In ancient times, there was a road that lead between the two temples and was lined with sphinxes. The sphinxes were unique in that they had ram heads, to honor the god, Amun, but were later replaced with the more typical…

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    Karnak Temple Essay

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    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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    Amun-Ra’s rise gives the Amun priesthood much power. The Amun priesthood faces a great challenge when Akhenaten takes over the throne and establishes a new religion.(lecture) Akhenaten brings upon many changes to Egypt and its religion through the Aten Revolution. He moves the capital of Egypt and becomes the first king to establish an official religion and attempt to remove the idea of there be many gods and instead suggesting that there is only one. (site) This one god is Aten, one religion is…

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    The original god is Amun, God of Air, Sun and Sky(also known as the Creator God.)” (historyforkids.net) He is married to a women named, Mut which, in ancient egyptian language, means, Mother, but he has been married to two other woman named Amunet and Wosret. “Some of them looked very much like humans; however others were part human and part animal, where some of them looked like crocodiles, jackals, cats, rams and even falcons.” (Historyforkids.net) Some of the Gods are related and here are a…

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