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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En la TT 55 de Ramose, gobernador de la ciudad y visir de la epoca de Amenophis IV, en el muro oeste de la sala transversal tenemos una escena con planideras.
This refers to the well-known reign of Amenophis IV (Akhenaton), who treated himself to a new capital, Heliopolis ('Sun City'), and introduced the cult of a single god, the Sun.
The discovery in 1989 of a collection of statues at Luxor established that even before his son Amenophis IV, better known as Akhenaton, the father of Tutankhamun, advocated monolatry, the worship of only one god, Amenophis III had already assimilated the theory, aligning himself with the Sun God Aton.