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Amarna sunrise : Egypt from golden age to age of heresy

Author: Aidan Dodson
Publisher: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Akhenaton, King of Egypt.; Akhenaton, King of Egypt.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Dodson
ISBN: 9789774166334 9774166337 9789774167744 9774167740
OCLC Number: 862780856
Description: xxiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt. 1.Dawn of the Golden Age --
2.Gold Is as Dust... --
3.The Road to Tell el-Amarna --
4.The Horizon of the Aten --
5.From Zenith to Sunset --
Appendices. 1. Outline Chronology of Ancient Egypt --
2. Relative Chronology of Egyptian and Foreign Kings during the Fourteenth Century BC --
3. Royal Names of the Later Eighteenth Dynasty --
4. The Genealogy of the Eighteenth Dynasty.
Responsibility: Aidan Dodson.
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Readable as a stand-alone work, this absorbing prequel to the bestselling "Amarna Sunset" retraces the history of the reign of Akhenaten and the establishment of his first monotheistic capital,  Read more...

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