(Amenophis IV in Greek) was born to his father, Amenhotep III, and his mother, the powerful Queen Tiye, during a highpoint of the 18th Dynasty.
, the strangest ruler of ancient Egypt, was the son of Amenhotep III and his queen Tiye.
The research team claims that the letter is similar to correspondence from the time of the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV
that were found in Egypt, but the type of tin it is made from proves that it is Jerusalemite in origin.
The Sheikh is reported to have a particular fascination with Akhenaten or Amenhotep IV
, ruler of the 18th Dynasty, and has assembled a large collection of related artefacts.
King Amenhotep IV
the tenth Pharoah of Egypt's eighteenth dynasty has a revolutionary religious view.
IN reply to Mrs Rosemary Quirke's letter (Aug 11), the figures on her porcelain mug are almost definitely Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV
) and his wife Nefertiti.
She was married to the pharaoh Amenhotep IV
who established his own religion and established the capital of Egypt at Amarna.
Having proscribed the worship of the traditional pantheon, the king who began his reign as Amenhotep IV
soon changed his name to Akhenaten, `the spirit of the Aten', and promulgated a new, monotheistic religion with the Aten as the one god and himself as the divinity's sole representative on earth.
The statue fragment of Amenhotep IV
with nemes and double crown, which depicts the tall headdress and upper torso of Amenhotep IV
, weighs more than 3,000 pounds and stands seven feet high; the Colossal statue of Amenhotep IV
with nemes and Shu feathers shows his head, headdress, and the projecting feathers of the god Shu, god of air and son of the creator-god Atum, and that alone stands five feet tall.