Akhenaton

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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.

A•khe•na•ton

or A•khe•na•ten

(ɑkˈnɑt n, ˌɑ kə-)

also Akh•na•ton

(ɑkˈnɑt n)

n.
(Amenhotep IV) died 1357? b.c., king of Egypt 1375?-1357?: reformer of ancient Egyptian religion (son of Amenhotep III).
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The debate is based on, from my point of view, the strength of rulership in the 18th Dynasty, with two great women: Neferteri and Hatshepsut, along with the great religious reformer, Akhnaton, and the great military genius, the brother of Hatshepsut, Thutmose III.
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In his book, Oedipus and Akhnaton, published in the Sixties, Emmanuel Velikovsky had a theory that Akhnaten was the original of the Oedipus legend, that he murdered his father, married his mother and that Tutankhamun, whose splendid grave was opened by Howard Carter in the 1920s, was one of two sons of this union, who fought and killed each other.