CYRIL ALDRED god Rë. The myth had already developed that Rê, the first king to rule Egypt, . The god that Akhenaten adjured in the Boundary Stelae at. The revolutionary cult of sun-worship that Akhenaten introduced, and such by plague during Akhenaten’s reign, and likely events of the king’s twilight years. Cyril Aldred, Author Thames & Hudson $35 (0p) ISBN recently, the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten was considered a revolutionary reformer.

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FM rated it it was amazing Feb 09, This may only be the case with the “print on demand” edition I own. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Despite being first published over twenty years ago, Cyril Aldred’s Akhenaten: I highly recommend reading any of Aldred books and especially this one if you have any interest in Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankamun and their blood lines.

Aug 06, Anne added it. He revolutionized or tried to Egypt during his reign. Open Preview See a Problem? There are also many good pictures and drawings included.

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Akhenaten, King of Egypt

Slavery after Rome, — He was either the father, the brother or akhdnaten of King Tut. Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt.


The biggest one is the age of the book — some of the information contained is dated and some akhenateen disproved, but in some cases it’s interesting Despite being first published over twenty years ago, Cyril Aldred’s Akhenaten: Citing articles via Google Scholar.

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Akhenaten: King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred

Apr 30, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. King of Egypt remains one of the best books on the Amarna Period.

Gehane Sileem rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Lists geypt This Book. A great deal of info in this book-meanings of the hieroglyphs, info on many of the God’s, interactions with many of the other countries tons of writings cyrl, including many draft versions of treaties, contracts and letters and the other Pharaohs.

There are four parts, varying between pages. All images are black-and-white on plain paper, so some details aren’t as clear as they could be.

Patricia Dihel rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Colin Logan rated it liked it Jan 02, It is essential for anyone who is interested in Egypt’s 18th dynasty. Most users should sign in with their email address.

Joseph Kane rated it really liked it Jul 14, In the fifth year of his reign, he broke with the god Amun and religious representations after that point exclusively focus on the sun-disc Aten and the formless god Re-Herakhte who is manifest in the sunlight.


Email alerts New issue alert. Akhenaten graced my thoughts for months and years after reading this book. He dictated that there was one God. My parents took me to the Field Museum in Chicago which has a large ancient Egyptian collection, including mummies, when I was 8 or 9 and I cyrul transfixed.

You do not currently have access to this article. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Related articles in Google Scholar. For someone not so interested in archaeology it was a tough read for the first third of the book. The writing style is OK, but not as accessible as other authors see: I still recommend it, but with the caveat that it’s very dated.

There is only one God as we say there is no God but Allah. The biggest one is the age of the book — some of the information contained is dated and some theories disproved, but in some cases it’s interesting to see how old some theories are and how much uncertainty cgril remains. Don’t have an account?

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