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The Road to Tell El-Amarna

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes and discusses the first part of the reign of Amenhotep IV, down to his change of name to Akhenaten. This highlights the evolution of the way in which the king was depicted, and ... More


The Horizon of the Aten

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes and discusses the middle part of the reign of Akhenaten, from the move to Amarna to the international celebration (‘durbar’) held in Year 12. In doing so, it considers the ... More


The Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara: The Cults and Their Catacombs

Paul T. Nicholson

in Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

North Saqqara is, for many reasons, a special place. It was special to the ancient Egyptians as the necropolis in which some of the most important figures in Egyptian history were buried, ranging ... More


Aesthetics

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/9789774163494.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Even before the first colossus was unearthed in 1925, the public was aware of the unusual artistic achievements of this period. The colossi were not identically conceived. Apart from the obvious ... 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 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


God's Father to God

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/9789774163043.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ay is one of the prominent figures of the late Eighteenth Dynasty. He appears in the records of Akhenaten's reign. His tomb at Amarna gives him the title Fan Bearer on the Right Hand of the King, but ... More


Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The latter part of the fifteenth century BC saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan in the ... More


Egyptian State Correspondence of the New Kingdom: The Letters of the Levantine Client Kings in the Amarna Correspondence and Contemporary Evidence

Jana Mynářová

in State Correspondence in the Ancient World: From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the communication strategies of New Kingdom Egypt in its holdings in the Levant (Syro-Palestine) during the 14th century BC, taking its departure from the vassal rulers’ ... More


Gold is as Dust …

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166334
eISBN:
9781617976537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter deals with the reign of Amenhotep III, covering his family relationships, government, monuments and foreign relations. This includes discussions of the ramifications of the family of his ... More


Amarna: City of the Heretic

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Middle Egypt, the ancient site of Amarna was the capital city of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, the devotee of a single sun-god, and his chief consort, Nefertiti. Occupied for just sixteen or so ... More


The Origins of Hebrew: In Search of the Holy Tongue

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the origins of Hebrew and the early history of writing in Canaan. The invention of the alphabet is now dated back to the beginning of the second millennium BCE by the discovery ... More


Divergent Histories between Original and Renewal Treaties in Hittite Diplomatic Literature

Joshua A. Berman

in Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190658809
eISBN:
9780190675295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658809.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

As Hittite kings communicated with their vassals, they routinely recounted the history of their relationship between the two kingdoms. Strikingly, the record reveals that each communication brought ... More


Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

James K. Hoffmeier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

Akhenaten is one of the most intriguing rulers of ancient Egypt, and one of the most fascinating individuals from the ancient world. His odd appearance in representations that he commissioned and his ... More


Finding Aten and Founding Akhet-Aten

James K. Hoffmeier

in Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This critical chapter examines the development of Atenism, seeking an explanation for what prompted this revolution. Taking a clue from the name of the temple, Gem-Pa-Aten (used of a temple at Amarna ... More


Is Atenism Monotheism?

James K. Hoffmeier

in Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This chapter argues that Akhenaten’s religion was monotheistic, defined as the exclusive worship of one deity and the rejection of or the denial of the existence of others. This understanding is ... More


Re Resting in Osiris, Osiris Resting in Re: Osiris, Sun God, and the Deceased in the New Kingdom

Mark Smith

in Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millenia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199582228
eISBN:
9780191747458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582228.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first part investigates the role and status of Osiris, and conceptions of the afterlife more generally, during the Amarna Period. It emerges that the ... More


A Second Wind: Revision through Introduction in Adapa

Sara J. Milstein

in Tracking the Master Scribe: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205393
eISBN:
9780190205416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205393.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the Sumerian and Akkadian evidence for the myth of Adapa. First, it demonstrates that the myth underwent revision in Akkadian, with the addition of a new prologue and epilogue ... More


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