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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Akhenaten’s reign was actually prosperous for Egypt

As if we needed another reason to be confused by why he was so hated, Akhenaten’s time as the pharaoh was one of the most glorious for ancient Egypt.

As the ancient Amarna Letters show, Akhenaten was skilled in international relations, a necessary skill for kings to extend their kingdoms and prevent wars.

Writing in 1999’s Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen, Rita Freed, Sue D’Auria, Yvonne Markowitz note that Akhenaten ushered in ancient Egypt’s wealthiest period.


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