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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


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 Influence of Atenism in Egypt and the Bible?

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/9780199792085.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This chapter concludes the book by examining whether there were any direct or indirect influences of Atenism on the Hebrews, who according to the biblical tradition were likely in Egypt during ... More


The Hymns to Aten: A Monotheistic Manifesto

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/9780199792085.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

The Great Hymn and short hymns to Aten are thought to represent the teaching and theology of Akhenaten’s religion. A careful analysis of key and frequently repeated terminology in the hymns allows ... More


Dawn of the Golden Age

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/9789774166334.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides an account and discussion of the reigns of Amenhotep II and Thutmose IV. It discusses the campaigns of Amenhotep II into Syria-Palestine, his officials, the problems surrounding ... 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 Kings of the Sun

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at the several generations of Eighteenth-Dynasty kings whose histories were tied to “the Aten”—the sun god. The Aten has long been a designation of the physical body of the sun, ... 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


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