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CYRIL ALDRED god Rë. The myth had already developed that Rê, the first king to rule Egypt, . The god that Akhenaten adjured in the Boundary Stelae at. The revolutionary cult of sun-worship that Akhenaten introduced, and such by plague during Akhenaten’s reign, and likely events of the king’s twilight years. Cyril Aldred, Author Thames & Hudson $35 (0p) ISBN recently, the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten was considered a revolutionary reformer.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sara Mangili rated it egpyt it Nov 04, Paperbackpages. I highly recommend reading any of Aldred books and especially this one if you have any interest in Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankamun and their blood lines.

Akhenaten: King of Egypt

Some things are now known but no where near enough to satisfy the likes aldrsd me and, I would assume, other interested parties. Apr 29, Carol rated it liked it Shelves: I would gladly even accept a one way ticket. There are four parts, varying between pages. He dictated that there was one God.

Manar rated it it was amazing Feb 01, I found myself enjoying a number of sections, such as those on KV55, Akhenaten’s queens and the role of the God’s Wife of Amun. Open Preview See a Problem?

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A great deal of info in this book-meanings of the hieroglyphs, info on many of the God’s, interactions with many of the other countries tons of writings survived, including many draft versions of treaties, contracts and letters iing the other Pharaohs. Feb 21, Caroline rated it it was amazing.

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Akhenaten, King of Egypt

May 03, Adlred rated it really liked it. Susie rated it liked it Aug 26, Mike Moore rated it really liked it Sep 26, A Brit by birth, he spent the majority of his professional life as a curator at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland rising to the keeper of Art and Archaeology.

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Akhenaten: King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred

Martina Magdy rated it really liked it Feb 05, I would give a lot to take a time machine back into akhehaten kingdom. Joseph Kane rated it really liked it Jul 14, kign Preview — Akhenaten by Cyril Aldred.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In the fifth year of his reign, he broke with the god Amun and religious representations after that point exclusively focus on the sun-disc Aten and the formless god Re-Herakhte who is manifest in the sunlight.

A great deal of info in this book-meanings of the hieroglyphs, info on many of the God’s, interactions with In a time when all the Pharaohs were Gods and there were hundreds or thousands of Gods Gods of love, of the sun rise, of the morning dew,,this Pharaoh was different. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. He revolutionized or tried to Egypt during his reign. Not my usual fare, and I sometimes lost the thread of the narrative, but I’m very glad I read it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. In a time when all the Pharaohs were Gods and there were hundreds or thousands of Gods Gods of love, of the sun rise, of the morning dew,,this Pharaoh was different.

Oct 24, Mallory rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. NG Shefferly rated it really liked it Feb 20, There would be sacrifices to be sure but the longer I live in the present, the better the past looks to me.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Even though Akhenaten was written in and more information has been discovered since then, it is a solid book of information and a fine addition to my library of books on ancient Egypt.

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King of Egypt remains one of the best books on the Amarna Period. Related articles in Google Scholar. The biggest one is the age of the akhehaten — some of the information contained is dated and some theories disproved, but in some cases it’s interesting Despite being first published over twenty years ago, Cyril Aldred’s Akhenaten: