Amarna Sunrise : Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy
by Aidan Dodson
Editor: The American University in Cairo Press
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The last part of the 18th century BC-chaving regard to the political situation in Egypt to reach its zenith, with an empire that extended beyond the Euphrates, to the north of much of what is now southern SudanThe wealth that flowed into Egypt allowed its kings to commission some of the most splendid temples of all time, some of the greatest dedicated to Amon-rê, King of the Gods.Yet, a century later, these temples throw to the abandonment, the god of images, names and titles of all erased in an orgy of iconoclasm by Akhenaten, the devotee of a single god-sunThis book traces the history of Egypt from the death of the great warrior-king king Thutmes III to the height of the reign of Akhenaten, when the known world brought gifts to its new capital city of Amarna, seeking in particular how the cult of the sun has become increasingly important to even “orthodox” kings, resulting in the
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