Essays Tagged: "Amarna"

Pharaoh Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV). Who was he? was he an eventful or event-making pharaoh? What did he do to Egypt during his rule? What resulted? Where did he focus mainly during his reign.

his mother. He moved the capital from Thebes and built a new one in the middle of Egypt at Tell-el-Amarna and also revolutionized art so it became more realistic. He believed in omni-present spirit. ... ealistic. He believed in omni-present spirit. Akhenaton replaced the traditional Egyptian religion "Amarna" by monotheism and he was the only priest. Since he was too occupied with religion he did not ...

(3 pages) 103 1 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Assess the impact of Akhenaten's reign on religion and art.

nd Amun-loyal city, he transferred his capital from Thebes to a new site down the river, now called Amarna, on a desolate stretch of the Nile about halfway between Thebes and Memphis. There he built a ... in temple or religious ceremonies to any great extent anyway. There is evidence from excavations at Amarna that they continued for the most part with traditional ways. Even amongst the nobles there is ...

(8 pages) 77 0 4.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

This Essay is basically an essay summary of what went on during the Egyptian Empire.

in honour of the god Aten. With his wife Nefertiti Akhenaten he established a new capital at Tel El-Amarna dedicated to the worship of Aten, which many believe was the first organized monotheistic rel ... life was banished as was the old idolatry. Art began to reflect human concerns. This was called the Amarna revolution, which barely survived Akhenaten's reign. His successor Smenkhkare upheld Akhenate ...

(3 pages) 48 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

"Akhenaten's impact on religion, art and building was significant, but temporary"

hotep IV changed his name Akhenaten and began a revolutionary period in Egyptian history called the Amarna Period. Although this period lasted only a relatively short time, had a profound impact on Eg ... emple of Amun at Karnak, building his own temple instead and moving his capital to a new site at el-Amarna (Akhetaten ). This meant that all the revenues now went directly to himThere is evidence from ...

(7 pages) 89 2 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Book Report: Jon Mancip White's "Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt" a four paged double spaced book report which recieved an A++ in my Western Civ Honors class

by one the reader thoroughly investigates the cities. Such cities include Memphis, Thebes or Tel el-Amarna. Also, both upper and lower Egypt are taken into account and are addressed in the book. ...

(5 pages) 71 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

What was the nature of Akhenaten's religious beliefs?

d a new style of art that was used in representations of the royal family worshipping the Aten. The Amarna age, as it is known, was short lived. After the death of the king all traces of Atenism were ... Akhetaten ('Horizon if the Aten'), dedicated to the Aten alone. The city of Akhetaten (now known as Amarna) was built quickly from small sandstone blocks ('talatats') on a site on the banks of the Nil ...

(10 pages) 50 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Explain why Akhenaten moved his capital to Amarna (including analysis of historians)

Historians' views as to why Akhenaten moved his capital to Amarna are distinctly contrasted, and the suggestions are numerous. These include three predominant ... ent views of Akhenaten. These theories are all conceptually based on the concept of Akhenaten using Amarna to develop his religious ideals. Firstly, it is believed that having his revolutionary religi ... that having his revolutionary religious reforms reached their goals; Akhenaten employed the city of Amarna as an escape from Amun dominated Thebes. This would remove the distractions of other Gods and ...

(7 pages) 16 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Akhenatens drastic changes made to religion upturned the Egyptians way of life

. This controversy is caused by the fact that the rulers after him tried to erase every part of the Amarna period. In year six of his reign he changed his name from Amenhotep III to Akhenaten, this ma ... f chaos for the people.Akhenaten also made changes to the art and architecture. The art form of the Amarna Revolution is known as Amarna style. He removed the scenes of the old gods on temples and rep ...

(5 pages) 24 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Amenhotep IV

d even moved the capital of Egypt, Thebes, to a place two hundred miles north to a place he called "Amarna" in honor of Aten. Amenhotep commanded that all of the temples in Egypt worship Aten. ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Gaston Maspero at Tell El Amarna

ian secrets. Gaston lead excavations at numerous sites across the nation, one such site was Tell El Amarna.El Amarna is located 350km south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo.The central area of Amarna ... River and houses multiple modern villages including el-Till and el-Hagg Quandil.The full site of el-Amarna was originally the capital of ancient Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Akhenten, temporarily ...

(3 pages) 22 0 3.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers

Akhenaten and the Amarna Letters

. He enraged the priests, emptied the great temples, and moved his capital downriver from Thebes to Amarna, which was a site he named after his new god. During the rule of Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, ... pparent early in his reign that Akhenaten had the intention of changing the Egyptian culture. The " Amarna Letters , " written on clay tablets, were discovered in the city of Akhetaten. The letters su ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays