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Amarna sunrise : Egypt from golden age to age of heresy

Author: Aidan Dodson
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt New York, N.Y. 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Dodson
ISBN: 9789774166334 9774166337
OCLC Number: 892703089
Description: 288 xxiii, 257 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 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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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 the great warrior-king Thutmose III to the high point of Akhenaten's reign, when the known world brought gifts to his newly-built capital city of Amarna, in particular looking at the way in which the cult of the sun became increasingly important to even 'orthodox' kings, culminating in the transformation of Akhenaten's father, Amenhotep III, into a solar deity in his own right.

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