Akhenaten: The Heretic King. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Pp. xxvi, , The American Historical Review, Volume. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →. Akhenaten, the heretic king. [Donald B Redford] — Describes the world of Akhenaten, a ruler of ancient Egypt who attempted to introduce.

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Unlike most pharaohs, Akhenaten portrayed himself less god like and more human.

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Akhenaten: The Heretic King by Donald B. Redford

Darren Stein rated it liked it Nov 17, Statue of Teh in the early Amarna style. This new style of art was portraying people in everyday lifestyles and sometimes with minute details. I will give you too, along with the statues, much additional gold and [other] goods beyond measure.

The Inscription of Mes document which dates to Ramesside times refers to Akhenaten himself as “the enemy of Akhetaton” as Egyptians had fully rejected his revolution by this time and the crisis which it sparked. Retrieved from ” https: Sadly, I only skimmed through the second part of the book, because I’m really pressed by time in my research, and the book didn’t focus enough on the aspects I need for my project.

Akhenaten – Wikipedia

However, as an autosomal recessive disease, it seems to fit better into Akhenaten’s family tree — Akhenaten’s parents, Amenhotep III and Tiye, were probably healthy, and Marfan Syndrome was ruled out following DNA tests on Tutankhamun in tje Early in his reign, Akhenaten had conflicts with Tushrattathe king of Mitanni, who had courted favor with his father against the Hittites.


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Akhenaten: The Heretic King

Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Indeed there is an abundance of everything, but not with me [here]. Drawing on a vast amount of new evidence from his own excavations, the Director of the Akhenaten Temple Project describes the kingly heretic against the background of imperial Egypt. Whi Ever since reading Freud’s Moses and Monotheism I’ve been interested in what we know about Akhenaten, hereyic, with his wife Nefertiti, has carried hrretic lot of retrospective cultural baggage, some of which I’ve read in more popular books.

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A personal favourite with me in this book was the section on the archaeological work Perhaps not the newest book on the subject for example much more modern research has been done on Tutanchamun and his parentagebut a very well written and well researched one, that is quite informative and interesting to read. Aten was usually depicted as a sun disk with rays extending with long arms and tiny human hands at each end.

Everything was destroyed and demolished soon after his death.

Akhenaten the Heretic Pharaoh

Not only were the streets [of Akhetaten] filled with the pharaoh’s soldiers; it seems the population now had to contend with the danger of malicious informers. The idea of Akhenaten as the pioneer of a monotheistic religion that later became Judaism has been considered by various scholars.


Ahenaten literature by Eric Cline, Nicholas Reeves, Peter Dorman and other scholars comes out strongly against the establishment of a long coregency between the two rulers and in favour of either no coregency or a brief one lasting one to two years at the most.

These children are repeatedly portrayed through years of archaeological and iconographic evidence — at least six daughters by Queen Nefertiti, well known as the King and Queen’s six princesses of Amarna, as well as his successor Tutankhamun by a minor wife. Genetics or Aesthetics ” “. Akhenaten, King of Egypt. The Heretic King is an invaluable reference on the Akhenaten temple at Karnak. He is married to Susan Redford, who is also an Egyptologist currently teaching classes at the university.

Why do you act so? To the king, my lord, my god, my Sun, the Sun from the sky: Modern interest in Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti comes partly from his connection with Tutankhamun even though Tutankhamun’s mother was not Nefertiti, but a woman named by archaeologists The Younger Ladypartly from the unique style and high quality of the pictorial arts he patronizedand partly from ongoing interest in the religion he attempted to establish.

Akhenaten described himself as “thy son who came forth from thy limbs”, “thy child”, “the eternal son that came forth from the Sun-Disc”, and “thine only son that akhenatwn forth from thy body”. There is much silver, and I will give it to you. On several monuments, the two are shown seated side by side.