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Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Aidan Dodson


This study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime's high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent collapse that saw the deaths of many of the king's loved ones, his attempts to guarantee the revolution through co-rulers, and the last frenzied assault on the god Amun. The book then outlines the events of the subsequent five decades that saw the extinction of the royal line, an attempt to place a foreigner on Egypt's throne, and the accession of three army ... More

Keywords: Akhenaten, Amun, royal line, Egypt, throne, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163043
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aidan Dodson, author