Out of this dynasty came Akhnaton
's mother, the great Queen Tiye, who differed with him on the monotheistic religion, but who told his enemies, and this gives her the role of one of the finest mothers in history, "He is blood of my blood, flesh of my flesh.
Throughout the history of the Middle East, several historical figures have chosen to leave their homes and explore the world of the desert; from Akhnaton
, Moses, Jesus and Coptic monks to Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
The four-star MS Akhnaton
leaves Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Aswan High Dam, Abu Simbel and the great Temples of Karnak.
The reader wonders how a lengthy yet synoptic description of Akhnaton
will in any way be made relevant to the larger historical processes that Devi apparently took part in, and reaps only frustration when the investment yields no return.
I also expect that somewhere in the El Amarna tablet archives there is such a terrestrial reference of the tropical angle, with the endview dating the time of Akhnaton
Note, for example, a reference to "The Rebel" (Akhnaton
) in a latter of the reign of Ramses II (no.
The novel is set in Egypt during the 18th dynasty when Akhnaton
, who ruled from 1353 to 1336 BC, established a new monotheistic cult.