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The Heretic King Akhenaten

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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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Vintage Egyptian Stone Carved Sculpture, King Akhenaten, Cobra, 12
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Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.17 - Akhenaten - 2003 Signed Art By Jim Starlin picture
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Marvel Universe: The End #2 P.16 - Akhenaten Flashback - 2003 Art By Jim Starlin picture
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Egyptian Art Antiques Statue Meritaten Akhenaten Daughter Carved Stone 1356-bce picture
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Statue Bust Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep Iv Akhenaten Museum Replica Art picture
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Handmade Painted Akhenaten Worshipping Aten - Egyptian Original Papyrus picture
Handmade Painted Akhenaten Worshipping Aten - Egyptian Original Papyrus
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Lovely Egyptian Bust Statue / Sculpture - Akhenaten Statue For Home Decoration picture
Lovely Egyptian Bust Statue / Sculpture - Akhenaten Statue For Home Decoration
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Silver Ancient Egyptian King Akhenaten Adjustable Ring Unisex Made In Egypt  picture
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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 (ikhnaton) Or Amenhoth Iv In Wall Hanging picture
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Sunk Relief Of Akhenaten Offering Bouquet To Aten While Behind Him His Daughter picture
Sunk Relief Of Akhenaten Offering Bouquet To Aten While Behind Him His Daughter
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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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Black Basalt Handmade Vase Featuring Isis, Akhenaten And Sekhmet - Ancient Egypt picture
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Lime Stone Ancient Egyptian Head Of Akhenaten Pharaoh Statue picture
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Sunk Relief Of Akhenaten Offering Bouquet To Aten While Behind Him His Daughter picture
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Vtg Signed Egyptian Papyrus Hand Paint Akhenaten & Nefertiti  Framed 30.5
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Beautiful Akhenaten Worshipping Aten Wall Sculpture / Monotheism Stella Plaque picture
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Xxl Huge Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Art Painting..38
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