Egypt's False Prophet

Book - 2001
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One of the most compelling and controversial figures in history, Akhenaten has captured the imagination like no other Egyptian pharaoh. Much has been written about this strange, persecuted figure whose freakish appearance - elongated and effete - is totally at odds with that of the traditional Egyptian ruler-hero. Scholars and laymen have speculated that he was a eunuch or a sufferer of a genetic disorder - or even a woman. Known today as a heretic, Akhenaten sought to impose upon Egypt and its people the worship of a single god, radically affecting the country in every way, from art to the written language.
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2001
ISBN: 9780500051061
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 25 cm


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