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December 22, 2011



I'm not eslaiy impressed but you've done it with that posting.


I also find Akhenaten fascinating. You raise an ineettsring point on whether his switch to a monotheistic religion was a political move or truly religious. I also think it must have been a combination of religion and politics. Perhaps he had a personal problem with a priest from a specific temple and instead of taking his wrath out on just the individual he eliminated the gods themselves. That is obviously an oversimplified example but it is hard to say for sure what exactly prompted this widespread change. Akhenaten’s actions affected more than just his life, as it has been theorized that Tutankhamun’s untimely death may have been a result of him reversing his father’s decision. I feel that the broken leg theory is much more accurate but that proves that Akhenaten’s decision tainted more than just his reign.It is ineettsring though that when Nefertiti is mentioned that it is only because of her beauty and not due to her involvement in her husband’s controversy of which she had to have been a part. It is unlikely that it will ever be known how much of a part she had, whether she had an actual role in the switch, just went along with her husband or tried to ignore the whole thing. Perhaps that is best for her reputation but it would be nice to know what happened to her.

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