CYRIL ALDRED god Rë. The myth had already developed that Rê, the first king to rule Egypt, . The god that Akhenaten adjured in the Boundary Stelae at. The revolutionary cult of sun-worship that Akhenaten introduced, and such by plague during Akhenaten’s reign, and likely events of the king’s twilight years. Cyril Aldred, Author Thames & Hudson $35 (0p) ISBN recently, the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten was considered a revolutionary reformer.
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Akhenaten: King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred
A lot of the information and ideas in the book are outdated, but Aldred writes about his subject with a charming enthusiasm and paints a glowingly vivid picture of the period.
American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Some things are now known but no where near enough to satisfy the likes of me and, I would assume, other interested parties.
Even though Akhenaten was written in and more information has been discovered since then, it is a solid book of information and a fine addition to my library of books on ancient Egypt.
Akhenaten, King of Egypt
Feb 11, Tucker rated it really liked it Shelves: To alddred short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Oct 24, Mallory rated it liked it Shelves: There would be sacrifices to be sure but the longer I live in the present, the better the past looks to me.
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Akhenaten: King of Egypt
The biggest one is the age of the book — some of the information contained is dated and some theories disproved, but in some cases it’s interesting to see how old some theories are and how much uncertainty still remains.
King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred. Cyril Aldred was aihenaten of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt.
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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Being a bookworm long before 8 years old, I immediately began reading books on all things ancient Egypt and once I read about the 18th dynasty and Akhenaten and his parents, wife Nefertitichildren vyril other relatives, I began a life long obsession of the mysteries surrounding this family which continue to puzzle Egyptologists today.
The biggest one is the age of the book cyrril some of the information contained is dated and some theories disproved, but in some cases it’s interesting Despite being first published over twenty years ago, Cyril Aldred’s Akhenaten: Return to Book Page. This book has a great deal of sentimental egyot attached to it for me, since it is one of the first books about the Amarna period that I ever read, and so it is tied up very closely with the beginning of my career in Egyptology.
He dictated that there was one God.
I found myself enjoying a number of sections, such as those on KV55, Akhenaten’s queens and the role of the God’s Wife of Amun. Of course, there are flaws. Citing articles via Google Scholar. This may only eggpt the case with the “print on demand” edition I own. Article PDF first page preview.
I highly recommend reading any of Aldred books and especially this one if you have any interest in Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankamun and their blood lines. For someone not so interested in archaeology it was a tough read for the first third of the book. Mike Moore rated it really liked it Sep 26, Artistic representations of the king are androgynous which has been the subject of much speculation.
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