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Akhenaten had a really big family! His parents were
Amenhotep III and Tiye.
Nefertiti. They had six daughters and Tutankamun.
The six daughters
were named Merytaten, Mekeaten, Akhesenpaten,
Akhenaten was the most famous pharaoh
in Ancient Egypt.
He reigned about 3,500 years ago.
in the 18th dynasty. He was known for changing the Egyptian culture.
The one he's most known for is
Akhenaten also made major changes in the art style.
The religious revolution is when Akhenaten overthrew the
The Egyptians believed that there were many
gods, but Akhenaten believed
He believed that there was one single god named Aten.
The reason of this is still unknown.
There Are Some Theories in this change though.
In the late 1800s everyone
thought that Akhenaten was
devoted to his religion and
devoted to the god he
believed in (divinely inspired).
Even though many people
believed in this
theory, they said that it was very unlikely that
he made major
changes out of nowhere.
Soon the early historians determined to link his religion
to the Jewish religion.
They said that
Akhenaten was inspired by Joseph or Moses.
Soon after looking more into
the theory of this they
Another theory was proposed by John Tuthill, a professor
at the University of Guam. He said the
reason was political.
The theory is still be considered.
One more theory is that Akhenaten was
his family. Particularly his
wife or mother.
In Akhenaten's family
they liked the trend of sun worship.