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The Amarna period

The Amarna Period is named after the modern village Amarna (ancient Egyptian: Akhet-Aten - horizon of Aten), which was the capital of the period. King Akhenaten became king under his birth name Amenhotep: he changed his name in his 6th year to Akhenaten, marking a radical break in art and religion at the same time. He founded a new capital dedicated to the worship of the sun-god as the visible disk, Aten.

the family of Akhenaten
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