History recap: Although there are oral traditions older than the Sumerian Epics, (Dogons, Gobleki Tepi) the earliest written records demonstrating religious beliefs start with the Sumerians, whose creation myths and epics were written on tablets.The founding of Ur in Mesopotamia (in present-day Iraq) and the advent of proto-writing around 4000 BC, were the glory days of the region. 1,848 more words
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The Amarna period was marked by the inauguration of Akhenaten, the prince formerly known as Amenhotep IV. Succeeding his father Amenhotep III, Akhenaten then reigned for 17 years married to the famously beautiful Nefertiti. 1,253 more words
Recently, I made a trip to San Jose to visit the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. However, this trip had a bit of a snag to it. When we arrived there, we were informed that there were rolling blackouts in the area, and without power there was no way we could get inside the museum. 605 more words
THERE are two major changes that occurred in Egyptian religious practice in the time of Akhenaten (14th century BC) . Continuing his father’s legacy for worshiping Aten, thought as a version of Ra up to this moment, he eventually arrived at a monotheistic view of the world which was a groundbreaking shift in perception. 488 more words