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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).


Amenhotep iv akhenaten

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).


Amenhotep iv akhenaten

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).


Amenhotep iv akhenaten

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).


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