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Amarna Sunset : Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation
     

Amarna Sunset : Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

by Aidan Dodson
 

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ISBN-10: 9774163044

ISBN-13: 2909774163042

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten’s religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime’s high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent collapse that saw the deaths of many of the king’s loved ones, his attempts to guarantee the revolution

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This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten’s religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime’s high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent collapse that saw the deaths of many of the king’s loved ones, his attempts to guarantee the revolution through co-rulers, and the last frenzied assault on the god Amun.

The book then outlines the events of the subsequent five decades that saw the extinction of the royal line, an attempt to place a foreigner on Egypt’s throne, and the accession of three army officers in turn. Among its conclusions are that the mother of Tutankhamun was none other than Nefertiti, and that the queen was joint-pharaoh in turn with both her husband Akhenaten and her son. As such, she was herself instrumental in beginning the return to orthodoxy, undoing her erstwhile husband’s life-work before her own mysterious disappearance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2909774163042
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
NE
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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