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Unformatted text preview: Chamber of the Northern Palace Maru‐Aten: a sanctuary for Aten and the seasonal cycle? 12 decorated water tanks for the celebra8on of the Nile inunda8on and the 12 months of the year? New conven8ons in art... – establishment of the doctrine over Amenophis IV’s 3rd-5th year – name change and titulary of Akhenaten in year 5, significance. Source for the new theology: The Great and Small Hymns to Aten from Amarna The hymn to the Aten Splendid you rise in heaven's lightland, O living Aten, creator of life! When you have dawned in eastern lightland, You fill every land with your beauty. You are beauteous, great, radiant, High over every land; Your rays embrace the lands, To the limit of all that you made. Being Re, you reach their limits, You bend them for the son whom you love; Though you are far, your rays are on earth, Though one sees you, your strides are unseen. When you set in western lightland, Earth is in darkness as if in death; One sleeps in chambers, heads covered...
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