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The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Lise Manniche

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the most fascinating sculptures to have survived from ancient Egypt are the colossal statues of Akhenaten, erected at the beginning of his reign in his new temple to the Aten at Karnak. ... More


Sunset

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are many things that are not yet clear in the reign of different kings in Egypt, like the royal titles of vizier Paramessu, wherein there is not enough evidence whether he took the royal title ... More


Imperial Millennialism The Monotheist Pharaoh Akhenaten (1360–1347 bce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter identifies the “heretic pharaoh” Akhenaten as a millennialistavant la lettre. His version constitutes an unusual form of millennialism, a top-down, success driven apocalyptic scenario ... More


Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime's high-point ... More


Discovery

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Maurice Pillet was a French architect and director of works for the Egyptian Antiquities Service at Karnak. He was the first person in modern times to create astonishing sculptures of Akhenaten. This ... More


Interpretation

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Almost every Egyptologist has their opinion when it comes to the structures of the Akhenaten and the colossi in particular. In order to identify and establish colossi, there are different exercises ... More


Pathology

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the 1998 writing of Marc Gabolde, Karnak colossi are described as the most “unrealistic” example of the art of the Amarna period and there are reasons which are stated in this chapter. Also, the ... More


The Noonday Sun

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Countries in the West and East, including lands in midst of the sea, were connected at one time to bring offerings to the king upon the great throne of Akhet-Aten. They worshipped the throne for all ... More


The Waning Sun

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The construction of tombs for the nobility of Akhenaten's court began soon after the Amarna was occupied, but a sheer amount of work was required in building these tombs. As a result, the tombs are ... More


The Northern Problem

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the reign of Akhenaten, Egypt was one of those who had great powers in the ancient world and was a key node in the complex of diplomatic links. Late in his reign, Egypt attacked Qadesh — the ... More


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