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Aten/Iten
The Sun disc itself, first as a heavenly body, later personified as Re. During the Amarna period exalted by Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) to be the only god in existence, something which had been unheard of in Egyptian religion. Aten was then depicted as a sundisc...
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Ma'at/Maae't
The personification of the basic laws of all existence; the concept of justice, truth, order and balance, without which life is impossible. She is not really a goddess/netjer but rather the principle of these factors. The Egyptians had no difficulties in...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian

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Tiye: One of the Most Influential Women of Ancient Egypt
Tiye was the Great Royal Wife of the ancient Egyptian equivalent to Louis XIV – Amenhotep III. Her son Akhenaten, was one of the biggest causes of scandal during the pharaohs' time in Egypt. She was also a grandmother of Tutankhamun, and the sister of ...
When Dating 20 Women at Once Was OK
The Egyptian Pharoah Amenophis III, who fathered Akhenaten, had a harem that included his wife, two Syrian princesses, two Babylonian princesses, one Arzawa princess, two princesses from Mitanni, and numerous Egyptian concubines. THE BACHELOR ...
One of the greatest art heists of our time was actually a data hack
In the 1350s BCE, her husband Pharaoh Akhenaten moved the royal palace from Thebes to the newly built city of Akhetaten (now Amarna).
Builders under Pharaoh Akhenaten worked so hard they broke their backs
When ancient Eygptian pharaoh Akhenaten ordered the construction of the new city of Amarna dedicated to the sun god Aten, more than 20,000 people moved there to do the back-breaking work. The work was so strenuous that it resulted in numerous broken ...
Rare 3400 year old glass beads found in Danish tomb were made in King Tut's
That analysis revealed that the beads buried with the women were created at a workshop located in Amarna, the capital city newly established and built by the Pharaoh Akhenaten during the late 18th Dynasty and abandoned following his death in 1332 BCE.

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