First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

14 Akhenaten and the Amarna period

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter treats the 18th Dynasty king Akhenaten who was one of the most controversial people ever to rule ancient Egypt and remains so today. Topics include: - traditional views of Akhenaten - the Amarna Letters - Akhenaten and monotheism - living in ma'at - new evidence and revised interpretations - Akenhaten and the military - Queen Nefertiti - Akenhaten's physical appearance - the legacy of Akenaten - the re-establishment of the old order - the discover of Tutankhamun's tomb - in search of a husband - the end of the 18th Dynasty

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Chadwick, Robert . 14 Akhenaten and the Amarna period. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 168-178 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18672. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18672. Jan 2005

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