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Akhenaten Part 2 - Family Relations

Akhenaten was married to Nefertiti at the very beginning of his reign, and they had six daughters.

He also had a son Tutankhamen. Recent DNA analysis has revealed that one of his sisters the ” Younger Lady” mummy was Tutankhamen’s mother. 53 more words

New Kingdom Dynasty

Monotheism in Egypt

“How should we read the Exodus story?”  I’ve been getting this question a lot lately.  Should we treat it as history?  Should we see it as a metaphorical story?   610 more words


Akhenaten & Henry VIII: Two Game Changers

One of the things that I love about history is how often characters keep popping up whose lives are so similar and different at the same time. 1,201 more words

Henry VIII

El Amarna, the 28.5 million year old city of Pharaoh Akhenaten

One of the great mysteries of ancient Egypt is the city of El Amarna, the city built by Pharaoh Akhenaten and dedicated to the worship of the Aten. 307 more words

Ancient Civilizations

"We become panoramic..." - River of the Sun

There is something magical in rising before dawn and setting out to greet the sun. We had changed things this year; the traditional hillside ritual had been replaced by a visit to the Cave of the Seers… but it would not have felt right to forget the hills and stay cosily indoors. 638 more words


Talatat of the Mind

I was a participant in the recent brilliant River of the Sun weekend of ritual and companionship – and had every intention of writing a warm piece all about the many pleasures and learning experiences – or allowing my character, Snefer, to speak. 877 more words

River Of The Sun

Sue Vincent reblogged this on The Silent Eye.

Perspectives III: River of the Sun 2015


O Living Aten
When you first took your throne in splendour
High in heaven’s precinct, truly did life then begin…

From the eastern horizon… 171 more words