History November 27, 2019 at 05:30 pm

Four facts you need to know about ancient Egypt’s most hated pharaoh Akhenaten

Nii Ntreh November 27, 2019 at 05:30 pm

November 27, 2019 at 05:30 pm | History

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His real name was not Akhenaten

Akhenaten means “useful to Aten” or “effective for Aten”. The pharaoh took on a name that made him the chief evangelist of his god.

But this was even later in his life because even half a decade into his reign, Akhenaten maintained his real name, Amenhotep.

Amenhotep meant “Amun is satisfied”, a reference to another god but this one, a favourite of the people.

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