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Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet One of the most compelling and controversial figures in history, Akhenaten has captured the imagination like no other Egyptian pharaoh Known today as a heretic, Akhenaten sought to impose upon Egypt and its people the worship of a single god the sun and in so doing changed the country in every way In this immensely readable re evaluation, Nicholas Reeves takes issue with the existing view of Akhenaten, presenting an entirely new perspective on the turbulent events of his seventeen year reign Reeves argues that, far from being the idealistic founder of a new faith, Akhenaten cynically used religion for purely political ends in a calculated attempt to reassert the authority of the king Backed up by abundant archaeological and documentary evidence, Reeves s closely written narrative also provides many new insights into questions that have baffled scholars for generations the puzzle of the body in Tombin the Valley of the Kings the fate of Nefertiti, Akhenaten s beautiful wife, and the identity of the mysterious successor, Smenkhkare and the theory that Tutankhamun, Akhenaten s son and true heir, was murdered Table of ContentsPrologueDiscoveryPriestly AmbitionsSolar KingsRevolutionThe Move to El AmarnaUtopiaReligion, Art TerrorRoyal WomenRestoration and Oblivion Epilogue


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5 thoughts on “Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet

  1. Mr. J. F. Dewey Mr. J. F. Dewey says:

    Interesting, if somewhat controversial


  2. pat neale pat neale says:

    The summary as written on line prepared one for this book No great surprises Enjoyable to read if this is your taste in literature


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  4. Tina Isufi Tina Isufi says:

    Delivery was prompt and I have had great reads since I ve had it Easy to understand but still soffisticated enough to quench the scholar s interest in us


  5. Ancient Egypt Magazine Ancient Egypt Magazine says:

    It is perhaps a pity that Thames it was this paranoia as much as religious conviction that caused him to establish his new capital at Amarna Reeves paints Akhenaten as a ruthless dictator, imposing his views upon his citizens by military force His lack of interest in foreign affairs, and closure of the Amun temples eventually led the country close to financial collapse.Much of what Reeves says is necessarily speculative, contradicts previous theories and continues to be challenged by other Egyptologists He argues that Nefertiti became Akhenaten s co regent, that she ruled as pharaoh after his death and, most controversially, changed her name to Smenkhkara He is adamant that the body in KV55 is that of Akhenaten, and thinks it possible that Tutankhamun was murdered by Ay who feared that the young king might decide to reinstate Atenism.Despite this speculation, this is a work packed full of facts and evidence and must be essential reading for anyone interested in the Amarna Period.Review by ancientegyptmagazine dot com


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