Friday, October 15, 2004

Egypt, Ancient, Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton)

The earliest monuments of Amenhotep IV, who in his fifth regnal year changed his name to Akhenaton (�one useful to Aton�), are conventional in their iconography and style, but from the first he gave the sun god a didactic title naming Aton, the solar disk. This title was later written inside a pair of cartouches, as a king's name would be. The king declared his religious allegiance

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