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4.0 out of 5 stars Amarna through Akhenaten, 21 Jan. 2003
This review is from: Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet (Hardcover)
Akhenaton, Nefertiti and Tutankhamun have achieved the Egyptian goal of eternal life because they seem to be constantly on television in BBC specials through to History Channel and Discovery. The casual reader soon learns that Akhenaton is an enigmatic character who apparently turned Egyptian life upside down, so much so his general-come-pharaoh Horemheb decided to remove him and his family from history. Nicholas has produced top notch work on Tutankhamum in the form of a lavishly illustrated "The complete Tutankhamun, the king, the tomb the royal treasure" and Akhenaton is sound stuff also.
Unfortunately, the subject of Akhenaton can spiral into (extreme) speculation but in this case Nicholas keeps us in safe hands. The information within the book is sensational from the point of view that Akhenaton did things his way and carried out the equivalent of a one-man revolution. However, Nicholas goes to great lengths to provide objective evidence to support his views and this gives the work a down-to-earth feel. For those readers looking for confirmation that Akhenaton was really Moses you will be presented with facts that give a different picture. For those seeking more knowledge about the Armarna period here is a book that is difficult to put down once you read the first chapter. Here is a book I would gladly recommend because the writing style is good, it is well illustrated and packed with facts, figures and references. For those who would like a different view point on the 'Armarna period', consider "Tutankhamun, the life and death of a boy King" by Christine El Madhy.
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