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Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Aidan Dodson


The latter part of the fifteenth century BC saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan in the south. The wealth that flowed into Egypt allowed its kings to commission some of the most stupendous temples of all time, some of the greatest dedicated to Amun-Re, King of the Gods. Yet a century later these temples lay derelict, the god's images, names, and titles all erased in an orgy of iconoclasm by Akhenaten, the devotee of a single sun-god. This book traces the history of Egypt from the death of ... More

Keywords: Akhenaten, Amarna, Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III, Amenhotep IV, Ay, Horemheb, Nefertiti, Thutmose IV, Tutankhamun

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9789774166334
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166334.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aidan Dodson, author
University of Bristol