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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You could not be signed in. Feb 21, Caroline rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Akhenatenplease sign up. King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred. Loved this biography about my favorite ancient Egyptian.

Martin Evans rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Feb 09, Logan Marlowe rated it really liked it. 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.

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A lot of the information and ideas in the book are outdated, but Aldred writes about kijg subject with a charming enthusiasm and paints a glowingly vivid picture of the period.

Mike Moore rated it really liked it Sep 26, 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 Despite being first published over twenty years ago, Cyril Kinng Akhenaten: There would be sacrifices to be sure but the longer I live in the present, the better the past looks to me.

Cyril Aldred was a British Egyptologist, art historian and author. Oct 24, Mallory rated it liked it Shelves: The writing style is OK, but not as accessible as other authors see: Dsgalvao rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt. In the fifth year of his reign, he broke with the god Amun and religious representations after that point exclusively focus on the sun-disc Aten and the formless god Re-Herakhte who is manifest in the sunlight.


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Most users should sign in with their email address. Sep 03, Randee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Slavery after Rome, — Jul 15, Glenn Robinson rated it really liked it. 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. I would gladly even accept a one way ticket.

Akhenaten, King of Egypt

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A great deal of info in this book-meanings of the hieroglyphs, info on many of the God’s, interactions with In a time when all the Pharaohs were Gods and there were hundreds or thousands of Kinng Gods of love, of the sun rise, of the morning dew,,this Pharaoh was different. May 03, Megaera rated it really liked it.