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King of egypt this book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The tomb wv25 was discovered in 1817 by giovanni batista belzoni, an adventurer and traveler. Various writers have depicted this strange ruler of the fourteenth century b. Describes the world of akhenaten, a ruler of ancient egypt who attempted to introduce monotheism through worship of the sun. Called the religious revolutionary, he is the earliest known creator of a new religion. His most significant arthistorical writing of the period was the catalogue he wrote for the brooklyn museum exhibition, akhenaten and nefertiti in 1973.

Amenhotep iv, also known as the pharaoh akhenaten, was destined to be remembered for his attempt at a religious conversion of ancient egypt. Hatshepsut and akhenaten are two of the more diverse rulers ancient egypt experienced. Numerous educational institutions recommend us, including oxford university, michigan state university, and university of minnesota we have also been recommended for educational use by the following publications. Though never appearing onstage, throughout the book the hittite king suppiluliuma i appears as a brooding. Jewels of the pharaohs appeared in 1971, published by thames and hudson. The egyptian is a historical novel by mika waltari. Often called the originator of monotheism and the worlds first recorded individual, he has fascinated and inspired both scholars of egyptology and creative talents as diverse as sigmund freud and philip glass. Akhenaten, also known as amenhotep iv, was king of egypt during the eighteenth dynasty and reigned from 75 to 58 b. Though some features are out of date, overall aldreds book is very fine. King of egypt paperback april 1, 1991 by cyril aldred author. Akhenaten was a pharaoh of egypt who reigned over the country for. Akhenaten was an egyptian pharaoh who ruled during the eighteenth dynasty of the new kingdom period of ancient egypt. Over 100 photographs and sketches bring the latest finds to light.

Drawing on a vast amount of new evidence from his own excavations, the director of the akhenaten temple. It is set in ancient egypt, mostly during the reign of pharaoh akhenaten of the 18th dynasty, whom some have. Information about king akhenaten king akhenaten facts. Akhenaten was a fascinating, shadowy figure in egyptian history. Despite being first published over twenty years ago, cyril aldreds akhenaten. Archaeologists have discovered attempts to eradicate all traces of his brief reign, but enough remains to tell a remarkable story of incest, heresy, androgyny and a massive cult of personalitypublisher. Respected egyptologist aldred offers a new study, valuable to scholar and layperson alike, of this muchstudied egyptian pharaohregarded as the precursor of judaeochristian monotheism and ruler from. A new study new aspects of antiquity by cyril aldred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. His books include the complete tutankhamun and, with richard h. Until recently, the egyptian pharaoh akhenaten was considered a revolutionary reformer, an idealist and pacifist. His role as heretic in moving the capital of egypt to akhenaten, his recreating the proportion and style of egyptian art, and most significantly his redefining egyptian religion make for.

His worship of the god aten to the exclusion of other deities, his founding of a new capital city and the distinctive style of the art of his reign have made him a fascinating. Catalog of an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the brooklyn institute of arts and sciences by cyril aldred book. By purchasing books through this website, you support our nonprofit organization. The dates given in this list of pharaohs are approximate. What akhenaten suffered from was the same ailment king tut and most of the other egyptian pharoahs were saddled with and it is unofficially known as nubianism. Amenophis iv akhenaten, the fatherinlaw of tutankhamun, was king of egypt and her empire for only seventeen years. The cult he founded broke with egypt s traditional polytheism and focused its worship on a single deity, the sun god aten. A colossal statue of akhenaten from his aten temple at karnak. King of egypt by aldred, cyril and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. This socalled heretic king was the only known pharaoh in egyptian history who believed in a monotheistic doctrine when most of the ancient world adhered to polytheism. The story of moses and akhenaten is a fascinating tale and one that makes a lot of sense historically. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. Egyptian king akhenaten, meaning effective for atenhis name was originally amenhotep iv, reigned from about 52 to 36 b.

Royal tombs project, valley of the kings, and the curator of egyptian. The account that follows is indepth, detailed, focused on the archaeological evidence rather than fringesensationalist theories and displays no obvious author bias. This passage may read like a passage from the old testament of the bible. Egypts false prophet and over 8 million other books are. Cyril aldred recent archaeological studies form the basis of this work on the fourteenthcentury b. The secret history of egypt at the time of the exodus. Aldreds book akhenaten, pharaoh of egypt a new study, was published in 1968. Ancient history encyclopedia receives a small commission for each book sold through.

He went to egypt at the beginning of the 19th century and cleaned the sands out of many ancient places. Publication date 1988 topics akhenaton, king of egypt publisher new york, n. From describing the history of the heretic pharaoh and the gradual unraveling of who he. He is famous for changing the traditional religion of egypt from the worship of many gods to the worship of a single god named aten. Cyril aldred was one of the greatest egyptologists of our time.

Here is a striking portrait of akhenaten, monotheistic worshiper of the sun and bestknown egyptian king next to tutankhamen. In the fifth year of his reign, he moved the royal residence from thebes to a new site in middle egypt, akhetaten the horizon of aten, presentday tell elamarna, and there ordered lavish temples to be. Nicholas reeves founded the amarna royal tombs project, valley of the kings. Nefertiti by michelle moran, pillar of fire by judith tarr, the egyptian by mika waltari, i, the sun by janet e. They are based primarily on the conventional chronology of ancient egypt, mostly based on the digital egypt for universities 3 database developed by the petrie museum of egyptian archaeology, but alternative dates taken from other authorities may be indicated separately. If your akhenaten is more the religious fanatic, you might well enjoy this book greatly, and agree with the author on a number points. He ruled egypt after his father pharaohs amenophis iii death at the end of his 38year reign, he was the second son of amenophis.

Kemp has been working at amarna for 35 years and takes a very objective, fair and balanced look at any issue that may be controversial. Akhenaten pharaoh of egypt by aldred cyril abebooks. Was the heretic pharaoh akhenaton in fact the father of. Erik hornung, one of the worlds preeminent egyptologists. The pharaoh akhenaten, who ruled egypt in the midfourteenth century bce, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in egyptian history. Both of their reigns produced different and interesting uses of art for their own political and religious purposes. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Akhenaten is arguably the most writtenabout pharoh in the last century. An alternative view of the heretic king ancient origins. Unfortunately, the author used the venue of the book to spend most of his time arguing with other scholars in the field with a different viewpoint. There is no known cure for this curious illness which has struck fear in the hearts of mindless curators, egyptologists and historians for. King of egypt is one of the best books on egypts most enigmatic pharaoh. It is a mix between a volume for specialists, and an interesting detective novel. King of egypt by aldred, cyril abebooks passion for books.

King akhenaten one of the kings in the 18th dynasty who ruled ancient egypt from53 b. Akhenaten, also spelled akhenaton, akhnaton, or ikhnaton, also called amenhotep iv, greek amenophis, king 5336 bce of ancient egypt of the 18th dynasty, who established a new cult dedicated to the aton, the suns disk hence his assumed name, akhenaten, meaning beneficial to aton. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Akhenaten sought to impose upon egypt and its people the worship of.

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