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Sundisk emphasizesphysicalform ofthegodbycontrast

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Unformatted text preview: – in year 4, Aten placed at head of pantheon – funerary gods are eliminated, other gods S8ll permi\ed – controversial interpretas8ons of the statuary A departure from tradi8on in year 5 – founda8on of a new sacred residence in Middle Egypt Akhetaten, “the horizon of Aten” Boundary stelae demarcate the city The god Aten – name lit. “sun disk”, emphasizes physical form of the god (by contrast: true appearance of gods had always been considered unknown!) – name appears earlier, but not as a god – belief in sun‐god had been increasingly popular, but not exclusive The doctrine: Atenism Overview of new religion. Main elements: — founded and decreed by the king, not revealed by the god. Disregards the importance of tradition and the accepted conventions of religious practise. The doctrine: Atenism Overview of new religion. Main elements: — founded and decreed by the king, not revealed by the god. Disregards the importance of tradition and the accepted conventions of religious pra...
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