Akhenaten Influence On Egypt

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Akhenaten, also known as Amenhotep IV, was one of the most intriguing Pharaohs of Egypt. His 17-year old reign (c.1353-1336 BCE) was revolutionary to the country of Egypt. Under his leadership, he transformed the cultural, spiritual, and political life of the people in Egypt during 1353-1336 BCE. The life-giving sun deity, Aten, was a new religion honoring a single God founded by Amenhotep. Following this new religion, he changed his name to Akhenaten; making it known that he will be active on behalf of Aten as the ruler of his country. During the formation of the new religion, Amenhotep founded a new capital near Amarna in Middle Egypt introducing the period of Amarna art. In this paper, I will be writing about the reforms of a newfound religion, and explain the transformation of the fascinating Amarna art period that radically broke the past practice of art styles.…show more content…
The period in Egyptian history known as the Amarna period flourished during this time. King Akhenaten and his Queen Nefertiti are shown in many reliefs and rock cut tombs worshipping and in a devoting demeanor of the sun disc, Aten. These scenes have been found throughout the city of Atens. The tombs of the Akhenaten’s officials have been found to have the words of hymns devoted to Aten that strongly and publicly the king’s monotheistic
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