Amarna temples were large landownersparallel to

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Amarna temples were large landowners—parallel to medieval church the pharaoh Akhenaten tried to challenge the stranglehold that the priests of Amun had on society and politics by changing to a monotheistic religion and moving the capital of Egypt by switching to a monotheistic religion that he can control, he once again makes himself the sole intermediary to the god
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Nefertiti (Smenkhare?), c. 1349-1336 BCE this is the type of artwork you might find inside a burial chamber—gives us information about what was considered valuable in this life and the afterlife, but also about standards of beauty the sheer volume of Nefertiti’s representations is unusual Nefertiti and Akhenaten
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Valley of the Kings ex_kv.asp?tombID=undefined Howard Carter excavated Tut’s tomb in 1922, making the location instantly and internationally famous the vast majority of what we see was never meant for public consumption
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Tomb of Tutankhamen, 1327 BCE immediate successor to Akhenaten, who died at the age of 18 restores the temples at Karnak and Luxor we also know that he moved the capital again, this time back to the ancient site of Memphis
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three coffins, one inside the other— innermost is solid gold and weights 243 pounds
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Ka statues
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Shabti statutes
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