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Amenhotep IV Akhenaten. Tyrant or Visionary? Continuity and Change. Visionary. Tyrant. Someone who is characterized by new ideas. An oppressive, harsh ruler who governs without restrictions. The Original Main God. Amun.

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Amenhotep iv akhenaten

Amenhotep IV Akhenaten

Tyrant or Visionary?

Continuity and Change


Visionary

Visionary

Tyrant

Someone who is characterized by new ideas

An oppressive, harsh ruler who governs without restrictions


The original main god
The Original Main God

Amun

Penn Museum, Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun, N.d., http://www.penn.museum/sites/amarna/about2.shtml (Feb. 29, 2012). British Museum, Ancient Egypt, Gods and Goddesses, 1999, http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html (Feb. 29, 2012).


The new main god
The New Main God

Aten – the Sun Disk with protruding rays that have hands

BBC History, Ancient Egyptian Gods Gallery, Aten, 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/gods_gallery_11.shtml (Feb. 29, 2012); British Museum, Ancient Egypt, Gods and Goddesses, 1999, http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html (Feb. 29, 2012).


The family

Nykara and his family, Old Kingdom

The Family

The family of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Kate Spence, Akhenaten and the Amarna Period, BBC History, 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/akhenaten_01.shtml (Feb. 29, 2012); Brooklyn Museum, Statue of Nykara and his Family, N.d., http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3544/Statue_of_Nykara_and_his_Family (Sept. 26, 2013).


Dad

Head of Amenhotep III, father of Akhenaten

Metropolitan Museum, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Head of Amenhotep III, 2012, http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/56.138 (Feb. 29, 2012).


Nature
Nature

Metropolitan Museum, Heillbrunn Timeline of Art History Akhenaten Sacrificing a Duck, 2012 (Feb. 29, 2012).


Roofless temple at amarna
Roofless Temple at Amarna

University College London, Digital Egypt for Universities, Amarna: the main temple, 2002, http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/amarna/temple.html (Feb. 29, 2012).


Temple model
Temple Model

Model of the Aten Temple at Amarna

Amarna Project, Tour of the Model, 2010, http://www.amarnaproject.com/pages/model_of_the_city/ (Feb. 29, 2012).


Wife

Exaggerated style

Metropolitan Museum, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Relief of Nefertiti, 2012, http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/61.117 (Feb. 29, 2012).


Natural style
Natural Style

Natural, subtle, in perspective

Metropolitan Museum, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, A Royal Hand, 2012, http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1985.328.1 (Feb. 29, 2012).


Son

Head of Tutankhamun under the hand of Amun

Metropolitan Museum, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Head of Tutankhamun, 2012, http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/50.6 (Feb. 29, 2012).


Father and son
Father and Son?

Father and Son?

National Geographic, Photo Gallery: Who Was King Tut’s Father? 2010, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/06/photogalleries/tut-pictures/photo2.html (Feb. 29, 2012).