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Amarna Sunrise : Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy (Paperback) (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 ****** 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.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: History, Religion + Beliefs
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Author: Aidan Dodson
Street Date: December 17, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-4411
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