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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of Egypt (1372–1355) who rejected the old gods and initiated a monotheistic worship of the sun-god Aten.

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  • noun early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)

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  • People were angry and mystified by his father who, as pharaoh, had built a new capital city, started a new religion and even changed his name to Akhenaten in honor of a new god, Aten.

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  • Researchers believe the tablet may be part of a "royal missive" sent from the Canaanite ruler of Jerusalem to the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (better known as Akhenaten), who lived in the 14th century BC.

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  • He also changed his name to Akhenaten, meaning Effective Spirit of the Aten, and built a new capital city called Akhetaten, modern-day Amarna.

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  • Atari--Glass's Orphee is a LITTLE more advanced in technique than his earlier, super-minimalist scores--although I'm almost adicted to "Akhenaten" these days--but it's recognizeably Philop Glass.

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  • He’s probably the most studied Pharoh, but I’m really interested in Akhenaten.

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  • (Freud as a pseudo-historian - the text is _very_ fun, due to its nonsense) '' 'Amenhotep IV' '', or '' 'Akhenaten' '', was [[Pharaoh]] of [[Egypt]] from 1353 - 1336

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  • Unlike the formal prose of earlier pharaohs, art from his reign shows the human body with long spindly fingers, cone shaped heads and intimate scenes such as Akhenaten kissing one of his daughters.

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  • While doing my daily browsing of Craigslist Egypt to find a sweet, ancient Egyptian couch and maybe even an Akhenaten era ping pong table that some grave robber is just going to throw to the curb anyway, I made this shocking discovery.

    Andy McDonald: Shocking New Evidence That Forced Hosni Mubarak's Resignation

  • Akhenaten is the so-called heretic king who tried to introduce monotheism to ancient Egypt.

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  • While doing my daily browsing of Craigslist Egypt to find a sweet, ancient Egyptian couch and maybe even an Akhenaten era ping pong table that some grave robber is just going to throw to the curb anyway, I made this shocking discovery...

    Andy McDonald: Shocking New Evidence That Forced Hosni Mubarak's Resignation

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