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Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV)
Kingname Nefer-kheperu-Re, wa-en-Re (Year 1–17)
Birth umb. 1380 B.C., Egypt
Death ? 1336 or 1334 B.C., Egypt
Sharers
  • Nefertiti
  • Kiya
  • An unknown sister-wife (most likely)
  • Tadukhipa
Kingship umb.1353–1336 BC or 1351–1334 BC, New Kingdom
House Thutmosid
Father Amenhotep III
Mother Tiye
Forecomer Amenhotep III
Afterfollower Smenkhkare

Akhenaten, known as Amenhotep IV early in his kingship (Greater Anglish: Overtful for the Sundish, Amunbliss IV; means "Amun is Gladdened"), was the 10th Greathouser of the 18th House of the Egyptish New Kingdom.

Akhenaten is marked for undoing Egypt's old-line sundertroth and setting forth Atendom, worship of the Aten, the Dish of the Sun. The views of Egyptlorers undershed whether Atendom should be deemed as full onetroth, or whether it was oneworship, gethertroth, or the worship of one god but acknowledging of others. This couth shift away from old-line troth was not widely trusted by Yorely Egypters. After his death, Akhenaten's umbfastenings were pulled down and hidden, his standbliths were torn asunder, and his name was outshut from lists of reders put together by later Greathousers. Old-line troth oving was ednewed with time, markedly under his close afterfollower Tutankhamun, who changed his name from Tutankhaten (Lifeblith of Aten) early in his kingship. About twoscore years later, when greathousers without clear rights of following from the Eighteenth House founded a new house under Ramses I, they smirched Akhenaten and his headlong afterlings, naming Akhenaten himself "the fiend" or "that outlaw" in writsamly logs.

Akhenaten was all but lost to erelore until the late 19th yearhundred finding of Amarna, or Akhetaten, the new headstead he built for the worship of Aten. Furthermore, in 1907, a linwrap that could be Akhenaten's was unearthed from the lichrest KV55 in the Dale of the Kings by Edward R. Ayrton. Kinthfanding has shown that the man buried in KV55 was Tutankhamun's father, but its sameness as Akhenaten has since been moot to some.

Akhenaten's edbefinding and Flinders Petrie's early delvings at Amarna sparked great folkly intryst in the Greathouser and his queen Nefertiti. He has been betold as "riddled", "a wonder", "overhauling", "the greatest dreamer of the world", and "the first selfstander in erelore", but also as a "heathen", "hardnose", "likely thoughtless", and "mad". The intryst comes from his link with Tutankhamun, the one-of-a-kind fit and gilt-edgedness of the blithly arts he oversaw, and ongoing intryst in the troth he sought to begin.

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