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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.


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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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Noun1.Akhenaten - early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)Akhenaten - early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)
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Reeves maintains that the mysterious queen was the boy-king's mother and that she ruled over Egypt, succeeding her husband King Akhenaten, but these views are controversial.
More recently, most experts, including Reeves, have come to believe she outlived Akhenaten, who may have been Tut's father, but changed her name and may have briefly ruled Egypt.
However, Damati sees that such a chamber, if found adjoining Tutankhamun's tomb, may contain Kiya, a wife of pharaoh Akhenaten and not Queen Nefertiti.
Famed for her beauty, Nefertiti was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten and ruled with him as Queen of Egypt in the 14th century BC.
Nefertiti, known as the Lady of the Two Lands, may have ruled the kingdom of Egypt after the death of her husband - Tut's father, King Akhenaten - when it was at its most powerful.
Nefertiti, the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, was known for her elegant beauty.
Akhenaten and Moses (the first a figure of history and the second a figure of tradition) symbolize this shift in its incipient, revolutionary stages and represent two civilizations that were brought into the closest connection as early as the Book of Exodus, where Egypt stands for the old world to be rejected and abandoned in order to enter the new one.
The furious tries to mimic Osiris, Ms Ikram explained, was an attempt to reverse a religious revolution initiated by a pharaoh named Akhenaten, which the Eygptologist believes is the king's father.
Ikram said that making the king appear as Osiris may have helped undo a religious revolution that was brought about by Akhenaten, a pharaoh who is widely believed to be Tutankhamun's father, and who had tried to focus Egyptian religion around the worship of the Aten, the sun disc, and went as far as to destroy other gods' images.
Summary: Limestone statue of Ankhesamon, sister of famous boy king and daughter of pharaoh Akhenaten, is one of most important pieces in Mallawi museum.
In the 14 th century BCE, the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten and moved the capital from Thebes to an uninhabited strip of desert hundreds of miles north.
Among the stolen antiquities was a statue of the daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled during the 18th dynasty.