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Pharaoh Akhenaten
A description of the life and reign of the lesser-known Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten.
# 50031 | 2,687 words | 9 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper presents an overview of the Egyptian King/Pharaoh called Akhenaten. The paper begins with a brief explanation of his major achievements, since he was known as a revolutionary king. The writer also mentions that his physical appearance was somewhat different and that perhaps led to his unique personality.

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"Akhenaten is often not credited as being one of the great pharaoh's, his name is not as well known as that of the boy king, Tutankhamen. However, he should be credited with being a revolutionary. The former pharaoh is most well noted as being a religious zealot and instigator of change, if only temporary change, within the country of Egypt. Many historians have noted or credited Akhenaten with single handedly being responsible for initiating a religious revolution in Egypt. Though his efforts have been defined as the first true attempt at establishing a monotheistic state in a polytheistic society, his efforts were not permanent. The reasoning behind his decisions to change Egypt's religion is still questioned however to this day. The most notable theme and historical resources suggest that Akhenaten was a self absorbed individual who revolutionized religion in Egypt during his reign to benefit his own idealisms and truisms."

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