History: Amenhotep IV, Akhenaton

Posted on Sun 11 October 2020 in history

1364- 1347 BCE - The son of Amenhotep the III. Amenhotep IV was preoccupied with the worship of Aton, god of the sun disk. Amenhotep changed his name to Akhenaton, which means "It is well with Aton" and closed temples of other gods, including Atum-Re. Atum-Re was popular in Thebes, so Amenhotep IV moved the capital of Egypt 200 miles North to a new city known as Akhenaton or 'dedicated to Aton.'