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Statue of pharaoh Amenhotep II of the 18th dynasty of Egypt

Amenhotep II About two years before his death, Thutmose III appointed his son, Amenhotep II (ruled c. bc), as coregent.

The Queen

Wood bust of Egyptian queen Tiye or Teje, Akhenaten's mother, Egyptian Museum, Berlin.

Head of a woman, possibly Queen Kiya.  Canopic urn, Tomb KV55 in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

fanzelteim: “Head of a woman, possibly Queen Kiya. Canopic urn, Tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt.

Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)   was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods.

Amenhotep IV-better known as Akhenaten, the new name he took early on in his reign-ushered in a revolutionary period in Egyptian history.

Osiris, King of the dead

Ausaur (Osiris) of Ancient Kemet (Egypt) Circa 664 - 332 B. Bronze with gold incrustations Corbis Archives

Akenhaten, the "heretic" Pharoah who was a monothesist believing in one God, not many as most ancient Egyptians did. His God was Aten, the Sun God.

Akenhaten, the "heretic" Pharoah who was a monothesist believing in one God, not many as most ancient Egyptians did. His God was Aten, the Sun God. Ironically, the Egyptian celebrated the birth of Aten' son on 24 Dec.

Obilisk of Ramsis ||

Obelisco Ramses na noite - Templo de Luxor, Egipto / Obelisk Ramsses at Night - Temple at Luxor, EGYPT

Senusret I (also Sesostris I and Senwosret I) was the second pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt. He ruled from 1971 BC to 1926 BC, and was one of the most powerful kings of this Dynasty. He was the son of Amenemhat I and his wife Nefertitanen. His wife and sister was Neferu. She was also the mother of the successor Amenemhat II. Senusret I was known by his prenomen, Kheperkare, which means "the Ka of Re is created."

Senusret I Kheperkare (also known as Sesostris I and Senwosret I) was the second Pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty (Middle Kingdom) of Ancient Egypt. The Turin Canon confirms that he ruled Egypt for forty-five years.

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