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By Aidan Dodson

This new research, drawing at the most up-to-date learn, tells the tale of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten’s non secular revolution within the fourteenth century bc. starting on the regime’s high-point in his yr 12, it lines the following cave in that observed the deaths of the various king’s household, his makes an attempt to assure the revolution via co-rulers, and the final frenzied attack at the god Amun.
The e-book then outlines the occasions of the following 5 a long time that observed the extinction of the royal line, an try to position a foreigner on Egypt’s throne, and the accession of 3 military officials in flip. between its conclusions are that the mummy of Tutankhamun was once none except Nefertiti, and that the queen was once joint-pharaoh in flip with either her husband Akhenaten and her son. As such, she was once herself instrumental in starting the go back to orthodoxy, undoing her erstwhile husband’s life-work earlier than her personal mysterious disappearance.

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