116: Adoring Aten

Akhenaten (Part 7): The Great Hymn to Aten.

In 1356 BCE, Egypt sweltered under the heat of Aten's rays; the god's servant, King Akhenaten, glorified the deity above all. We see this in some remarkable prayers and hymns which survive in the hidden tombs of Akhenaten's city. In these sepulchres, we find glimpses of the King's beliefs and how he expressed them... (Date = c.1356 BCE, King = Akhenaten, Queen = Nefertiti, Location = Akhet-Aten / Amarna) Learn more and view images/resources for this episode at www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com, Support the Show at www.patreon.com/egyptpodcast, Music by Keith Zizza www.keithzizza.com,

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