Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet

Akhenaten: Egypt’s False Prophet

One of the most compelling and controversial figures in history, Akhenaten has captured the imagination like no other Egyptian pharaoh. Known today as a heretic, Akhenaten sought to impose upon Egypt and its people the worship of a single god – the sun – and in so doing changed the country in every way.

In this immensely readable re-evaluation, Nicholas Reeves presents an entirely new perspective on the turbulent events of his reign. A closely written narrative provides fresh insight into questions that have baffled scholars for generations – the puzzle of the body in Tomb 55 in the Valley of the Kings; the fate of Nefertiti, Akhenaten’s beautiful wife; the identity of their mysterious successor, Smenkhkare; and the theory that Tutankhamun, Akhenaten’s son and true heir, was murdered.

This is a revolutionary interpretation of a revolutionary King, and an apocalyptic vision of a time through which few would have wished to live.

ISBN 9780500294697
nr. of pages 223
Additional Info Nicholas Reeves, Thames & Hudson, 2019,
H 19.3 cm
W 13 cm
Weight 245 g

119,00kr. (about 13 €)

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