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Documentary Sunday – Akhenaten: Temples of Power

18 Sep

Also known as Amenhotep IV, one of the last pharaohs or Egypt’s 18th dynasty changed his name to honor what he believed to be the one true god, Aten the sun disc.  After his death, his son Tutankhamun took the throne and upon the legendary Boy King’s death at age nineteen, the bloodline died out and Akhenaten’s name was erased from the historical record.  This time, known as the Amarna Period, was a time of political and religious unrest, ruled by a man known as the Heretic King.

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Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Documentary Sunday

 

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