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People/Characters: Akhenaten

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The age of Akhenaten by Eleonore Bille de MotAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Akhenaten and Nefertiti by Cyril Aldred
Akhenaten and the Religion of Light by Erik HornungAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak by Lise Manniche
Akhenaten's Egypt (Shire Egyptology, No. 10) (Schire Egyptology Series No 10) by Angela P. Thomas
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth by Naguib Mahfouz
Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet by Nicholas Reeves
Akhenaten: King of Egypt by Cyril AldredAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Akhenaten: Son of the Sun by Moyra Caldecott
Akhenaten: The Heretic King by Donald B. RedfordAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV, Amenophis IV
Akhnaten [sound recording] by Philip GlassAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Akhnaten,: The rebel pharaoh by Robert Silverberg
Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation by Aidan DodsonAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Amarna: Ancient Egypt's Age of Revolution by Barbara WattersonAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction by Ian Shaw
The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife by Erik HornungAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
The Ancient Near East, Volume 1: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures by James B. Pritchard
Ancient Near Eastern Mythology by Shalom L. Goldman
Before the Throne by Naguib Mahfouz
The boundary stelae of Akhenaten by William J. Murnane
Brilliant Things for Akhenaten: The Production of Glass, Vitreous Materials and Pottery at Amarna Site 0.45.1 (Excavatio by Paul T. Nicholson
Child of the Sun by Margaret Dulles Edwards
Drinker of Blood by Lynda S. Robinson
Echnaton, Nofretete, Tutanchamun : [Ausstellung, Neue Hofburg, Wien : 23. April-29. Juni 1975 by Helmut Satzinger
Egypt's Golden Empire: The Dramatic Story of Life in the New Kingdom by Joyce A. TyldesleyAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
The Egyptian by Mika Waltari
Egyptomania: A History of Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy by Ronald H. Fritze
An Evil Spirit Out of the West by Paul Doherty
A God Against The Gods by Allen DruryAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Heretic Pharaoh by Joy Collier
A history of the ancient Egyptians by James Henry Breasted
House of Rejoicing by Libbie Hawker
Ikhnaton: legend and history by Frederick John Giles
Joseph and His Brothers: The Stories of Jacob, Young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, Joseph the Provider by Thomas Mann
King of Egypt, King of Dreams (Insomniac Library) by Gwendolyn MacEwenAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
King of the Two Lands: The Pharaoh Akhenaten by Jacquetta Hawkes
The Last Resort by Paul LeonardAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
The Lost Pharaohs by Leonard Cottrell
The Lost Queen of Egypt by Lucile MorrisonAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Madness in Power by Francois Ribadeau DumasAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Marvel Universe: The End by Jim Starlin
Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism by Jan Assmann
Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinsonin flashback
Mythology's Last Gods: Yahweh and Jesus by William HarwoodAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Nefertiti by Michelle MoranAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Nefertiti by Nick Drake
Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen by Joyce A. TyldesleyAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Oedipus and Akhnaton: Myth and History by Immanuel Velikovskyas Akhnaton
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne
Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten : Nefertiti : Tutankhamen by Rita E. FreedAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Pillar of Fire by Judith Tarr
Queens of the Pharaohs by Leonard CottrellAmenophis IV
Return to Thebes by Allen DruryAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
The Season of the Hyaena by Paul Doherty
Set Piece by Kate OrmanAhkenaton, Amenhotep IV, Amunhotep IV
Slayer of Gods by Lynda S. Robinson
The Story of Painting by Wendy BeckettAmenhotep IV
Tutankhamen by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt
When Egypt Ruled the East by George Steindorff
The Year of the Cobra by Paul Doherty

Character description

Akhenaten (/ˌækəˈnɑːtən/; also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton, and Khuenaten; meaning "Effective for Aten") known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning Amun Is Satisfied), was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described monolatristic, henotheistic, or even quasi-monotheistic.

Akhenaten tried to bring about a departure from traditional religion, yet in the end it would not be accepted. After his death, traditional religious practice was gradually restored, and when some dozen years later rulers without clear rights of succession from the 18th Dynasty founded a new dynasty, they discredited Akhenaten and his immediate successors, referring to Akhenaten himself as "the enemy" or "that criminal" in archival records.

Akhenaten in Wikipedia

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