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Akhenaten brought about a religious revolution, that extinguished traditional religion and ultimately affected every other part of Egyptian life. Due to religious alterations, a large building program was carried out in the new capital of Akhetaten.
This was so Akhenaten and his people could further worship the Aten in a place of religious innocence. Religion Important factor that contributed to change was the transition from the traditional polytheism to monotheism religion. The Aten sun disc became worshiped as the central god.
Some historians state that Akhenaten was a great visionary who wanted to change everything.
Tuthill in particular claims these changes occurred gradually, in response to a political situation; the growing power of the Amun Priesthood. While Atenism may have been seen as an entirely new, revolutionary religion, the concept of the Aten had existed in Egyptian religion as far back as the Old Kingdom.
After Akhenaten became Pharaoh, he began to promote a cult of the god Aten in Thebes, by building temples to this deity near Amun-Re temples at Karnak. However, he later took one step further and inflicted a form of monetarism on Egypt, forcing the people to worship the Aten and removing other deities.
Mertz has argued that Akhenaten may have been influenced by his family members. Both these points seem credible, as the evidence indicates that Akhenaten did not bring about radical change, but further emphasized one that already existed.
He married Nefertiti before he came to the throne.
This inscription was written on behalf of Akhenaten, and it details how the Aten was the creator of all life. This is why the common Egyptians could not relate to the Aten.
Akhetaten built his new political and religious capital half way between Memphis and Thebes. Akhenaten announced his new city of Akhetaten a religiously untouched citydedicated to the Aten during his 5th to 8th year.
He also changed his name from Amenhotep IV to Akhenaten. For perhaps political or economic reasons, all rival gods were banned and even inscriptions to polytheism were defaced to for the Aten to replace.
Evidence for this comes from fragments of names where the Amun part is vandalized but the Re element remains intact. All of this affected the New Kingdom temples, art, economy, and the social life of Egyptians. Building Program Due to this religious reform, Akhenaten embarked on a huge building program, when he moved the capital from Thebes to his new city of Akhenaten, dedicated to the Aten.
It is thought that Akhenaten founded a new capital during his 5th year because he was politically motivated to choose another site with no existing religious associations.
Others say he wanted to set up a city where people could have processions to worship Akhenaten. The temple architecture, decoration, and rituals within this new city were altered to suit the Aten. The sun temples built by Akhenaten followed the same architectural form and it appears that they were oriented to the rising sun.
They were enormous, elaborate and highly decorated using sunken relief rather than the favored, raised relief.Akhenaten (/ ˌ æ k ə ˈ n ɑː t ən /; also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton, and Khuenaten; meaning "Effective for Aten"), known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning "Amun Is Satisfied"), was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who ruled for 17 .
The Art of Akhenaten A Formal Analysis of House Shrine and Akhenaten Making Offerings The Art of Akhenaten A Formal Analysis of House Shrine and Akhenaten Making Offerings One of the most enigmatic pharaohs of Egyptian history, Amenhotep IV, had grown up in . In Thebes, it is a company of thirty entities which symbolise the reduction of Amon, by his 10 baus (cad his powers of demonstrations), his 10 kaus (the ka is the vital energy which has need to be maintained by offerings) and his 10 names.
Nefertiti wife of (Amenhotep IV) Nefertari wife of Elsewhere Her influence even extended to religions of different civilizations, and wanted to know more about its history and its culture. The fascination with Egypt that followed.
Akhenaten came to the throne as Amenhotep IV.
At the time, Egypt was the world's most powerful nation, thanks largely to his father's political achievements. Early in his reign, the new pharaoh began to revise Egypt's religious system. Jul 05, · The first signs of Akhenaten’s, (or Amenhotep IV at the time) dedication to religion came after the first months of his reign, when he announced that the Aten was a living god, represented as light radiating from the sun disc.