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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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Atef participated with the Akhenaten Chamber Orchestra and the Cairo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Citadel Festival in 1995, among numerous other concerts across the country.
Hawas added in his statement that the king is not the only star of the play, as it highlights the roles of Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Horemheb, and Ay, along with other important figures who helped shape history as we currently know it.
In the lengthier discussion of the Amarna letters, the focus is mainly on identifying the corresponding pharaohs and determining the time frame of the archive, for which he suggests an approximately twenty-five-year period, starting from around the thirtieth year of Amenhotep III until the latest years of Akhenaten's seventeen-year reign, thus ending the archive about five years before the city of Akhetaten was permanently abandoned.
British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves had theorised that the tomb was in fact that of Nefertiti, the wife of Tutankhamun's father, King Akhenaten.
Among the leaders are Abraham (ca 2000 BCE), Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (ca.
A Akhenaten B Tutankhamun C Ahmose I D Rameses II 14.
She was renowned for her beauty and is believed to have brought radical change to Egypt along with her husband Pharaoh Akhenaten.
He changed his name to that which is now famous, becoming Akhenaten in the fifth year of his reign and moving his capital to a new city, Akhetaten (now known as Amarna).
We're introduced to a cast of characters through picture profiles, before learning about the childhood of the young Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, how he succeeded his father Akhenaten, married his half-sister Ankhesenamun and then died mysteriously at 18.
Queen Nefertiti was married to King Tut's father, the pharaoh Akhenaten, and was the boy (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-king-tut-tomb-secret-rooms-20170213-story.html) king's stepmother.
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.
Pharaoh Akhenaten was the powerful ruler of Egypt during the period 1353 to 1336 BC.