Akenaten

Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akenaten. He established a new religion that there was only one god, the sun god Aten. By the time he took the throne, his family had been ruling for two hundred years. At the beginning of his reign, he still worshiped the old gods. Within a few years there were changes. He began to build a temple to worship the sun god Aten. Aten wasn't worshiped in the dark of the temple but out in the light of day. He moved the capital from Thebes to a place called Amarna. There he began to build a city. He called it Akentaten, '' Horizon of Aten.'' Akenaten married Nefertiti.  Queen Nefertiti had 6 daughters and 2 sons.  One of which is King Tutankhamun. It is believed Akenaten had Marfan's Syndrome and Froelich Syndrome.  Marfan's Syndrome is having elongated head, neck, arms, hands, feet, a pot belly, heavy thighs, poor muscle, and a short torso. Froelich Syndrome is having lack of intelligence. His mummy has never been found. Akenaten died during the 17th year of his reign.

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