Akhenaten

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A·khe·na·ten

or A·khe·na·ton  (ä′kə-nät′n, äk-nät′n) also Ikh·na·ton (ĭk-nät′n) Originally A·men·ho·tep IV (ä′mən-hō′tĕp, ăm′ən-) Died c. 1355 bc.
King of Egypt (1372-1355) who rejected the old gods and initiated a monotheistic worship of the sun-god Aten.

Akhenaten

(ˌækəˈnɑːtən) or

Akhenaton

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(Biography) original name Amenhotep IV. died ?1358 bc, king of Egypt, of the 18th dynasty; he moved his capital from Thebes to Tell El Amarna and introduced the cult of Aten
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Available only to subscribers of NTL CableTel Education Collection, the programmes will feature three of Egypt's great leaders , Ahkenaten, the father of the boy-king Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great, Pharaoh at the time of Moses and The Exodus, and Hatshepsut the only female.