Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, March 13, 2009

Tim on his Egyptians blog has expressed a theory that Akhenaten's reign overlapped Amenhotep III's almost entirely.


rymerster said...

t's an interesting theory - very similar to the one in Aldred's "Akhenaten - King of Egypt" (1988) work. That is more detailed and includes most of the evidence found so far for a co-regency. Sue Moseley in "Amarna - The Hidden Evidence" (2009) uses some of the same material.

I would like to know more about the plague situation. Is this related to Amenhotep III producing all those hundreds of statues of Sekhmet?

Did Amenhotep IV promote the Aten because the traditional gods had failed in the face of the plague? OR was the abandonment of the traditional gods seen as a cause of the plague? When the Aten failed to stop the plague was it doomed? It all depends when the plague was around I guess.


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