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The Heretic King. Akhenaten

.About four years into his reign, the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten. He was responsible for the most drastic changes in ancient Egypt, a society that prided itself on the ideals of tradition and stability. This is known as the Amarna period. You can see by the images above, the art of Egypt no longer showed the pharaoh as a perfect human specimen. Note the wide hips, thin waist, and facial features that radically depart from traditional Egyptian styles. Was he afflicted or perhaps deformed? Most scholars believe that it was simply an artistic convention. Religion also changed dramatically during this period; Akhenaten abolished the worship of many gods and brought about a monotheistic religion. His new god was called, Aten. Aten was described as being the creative force in the universe. It manifested itself as a solar disc with rays extending out, ending as hands.

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Akhenaten

Original Hand Carved Limestone Sculpture Of Pharoah Akhenaten (with Coa's)** picture
Original Hand Carved Limestone Sculpture Of Pharoah Akhenaten (with Coa's)**
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Ancient Egyptian Egypt Antiques Statue Akhenaten And Nefertiti 1345–1337 Bc picture
Ancient Egyptian Egypt Antiques Statue Akhenaten And Nefertiti 1345–1337 Bc
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Akhenaten Mask Bust Statue Ancient Egyptian  Antique Hieroglyphic Bead Mummy  picture
Akhenaten Mask Bust Statue Ancient Egyptian Antique Hieroglyphic Bead Mummy
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Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.9 - Akhenaten And Silver Surfer Art By Jim Starlin picture
Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.9 - Akhenaten And Silver Surfer Art By Jim Starlin
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Rare Egyptian Antiques Egypt Statue King Akhenaten Mask Black Carved Stone Bc picture
Rare Egyptian Antiques Egypt Statue King Akhenaten Mask Black Carved Stone Bc
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Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.17 - Akhenaten - 2003 Signed Art By Jim Starlin picture
Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.17 - Akhenaten - 2003 Signed Art By Jim Starlin
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Marvel Universe: The End #2 P.16 - Akhenaten Flashback - 2003 Art By Jim Starlin picture
Marvel Universe: The End #2 P.16 - Akhenaten Flashback - 2003 Art By Jim Starlin
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Egyptian Art Antiques Statue Meritaten Akhenaten Daughter Carved Stone 1356-bce picture
Egyptian Art Antiques Statue Meritaten Akhenaten Daughter Carved Stone 1356-bce
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Silver Ancient Egyptian King Akhenaten Adjustable Ring Unisex Made In Egypt  picture
Silver Ancient Egyptian King Akhenaten Adjustable Ring Unisex Made In Egypt
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Head Bust Of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten Akhenaton Sculpture Statue Reproduction picture
Head Bust Of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten Akhenaton Sculpture Statue Reproduction
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Akhenaten - Egyptian Art Replica - Amarna Sun Pharaoh / King Form Of A Sphinx picture
Akhenaten - Egyptian Art Replica - Amarna Sun Pharaoh / King Form Of A Sphinx
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**rare** Genuine Hand Painted Authentic Egyptian Papyrus (akhenaten & God Aten) picture
**rare** Genuine Hand Painted Authentic Egyptian Papyrus (akhenaten & God Aten)
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Xxl Huge Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Art Painting..38
Xxl Huge Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Art Painting..38" X 26"
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King Akhenaten, Nefertiti/daughters Copper Plaque-hand Made In Egypt-king Tut picture
King Akhenaten, Nefertiti/daughters Copper Plaque-hand Made In Egypt-king Tut
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18th Egyptian Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten Amenhotep Iv Statue  picture
18th Egyptian Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten Amenhotep Iv Statue
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Akhenaten Akhenaton Ancient Egypt Egyptian Pharaoh African Wall Hanging Decor picture
Akhenaten Akhenaton Ancient Egypt Egyptian Pharaoh African Wall Hanging Decor
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Rare Akhenaten God Talisman Egyptian Antique Amulet Rare Necklace Egypt Faience picture
Rare Akhenaten God Talisman Egyptian Antique Amulet Rare Necklace Egypt Faience
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Xlarge Unique Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Painting...25
Xlarge Unique Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Painting...25"x17"
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Pharaoh Akhenaten Offering To Aten The Sun Wall Decor Nice Hand Carved Ancient  picture
Pharaoh Akhenaten Offering To Aten The Sun Wall Decor Nice Hand Carved Ancient
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Vintage Papyrus Egyptian Painting Family Akhenaten Nefertiti God Aten picture
Vintage Papyrus Egyptian Painting Family Akhenaten Nefertiti God Aten
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