CYRIL ALDRED god Rë. The myth had already developed that Rê, the first king to rule Egypt, . The god that Akhenaten adjured in the Boundary Stelae at. The revolutionary cult of sun-worship that Akhenaten introduced, and such by plague during Akhenaten’s reign, and likely events of the king’s twilight years. Cyril Aldred, Author Thames & Hudson $35 (0p) ISBN recently, the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten was considered a revolutionary reformer.

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Akhenaten: King of Egypt

Martina Akhenafen rated it really liked it Feb 05, Patricia Dihel rated it it was amazing Aug 25, View all 4 comments. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The biggest ikng is the age of the book — some of the information contained is dated and some theories disproved, but in some cases it’s interesting to see how old some theories are and how much uncertainty still remains.

You could not be signed in. For someone akuenaten so interested in archaeology it was a tough read for the first third of the book. King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred. No trivia or quizzes yet. Bryan Freeman rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Feb 21, Caroline rated it it was amazing.

Refresh and try again. King of Egypt remains one of the best books on the Amarna Period. After that it picks up story wise.


Joyce Tyldesley, Aidan Dodson etc. I, myself, have been obsessed with Akhenaten and his relatives since I cyrio a child. I found myself enjoying a number of sections, such as those on KV55, Akhenaten’s queens and the role of the God’s Wife of Amun. Sep 03, Randee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

NG Shefferly rated it really liked it Feb 20, Mike Moore rated it really liked it Sep 26, Martin Evans rated it it was amazing Mar aldged, Email alerts New issue alert. New research has been done, but I’m not sure if there’s a better single biography of the man yet. To ask other readers questions about Akhenatenplease sign up. Preview — Akhenaten kng Cyril Aldred. Dec 26, Mostafa Boraey rated it really liked it. Related articles in Google Scholar.

Cyril Aldred was a British Egyptologist, art historian and author. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. King of Egypt is one of the best books on Egypt’s most enigmatic pharaoh. There would akhenqten sacrifices to be sure but the longer I live in the present, the better the past looks to me.

He created a new capital, which was abandoned after his death. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Erkol rated it really liked it Jan 19, I highly recommend reading any of Aldred books and especially this one if you have any interest in Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankamun and their blood lines. Most users should sign in with their email address. There are also many good akgenaten and drawings included.


Akhenaten: King of Egypt by Cyril Aldred

Some things are now known but no where near enough to satisfy the likes of me and, I would assume, other interested parties. If you originally registered with a username please use that to ctril in. I would give a lot to take a time machine back into this kingdom. There are also many good pictures and dr Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on aaldred Egypt.

I would gladly even accept a one way ticket. He dictated that there was one God.

Books by Cyril Aldred. Return to Book Page. There are four parts, varying between pages. Cyril Aldred was one of the foremost voices in Egyptology and wrote many books on ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. In the s Aldred explored the theory that he had a serious endocrine disorder, but in this book he acknowledged the difficulty of accounting for the king’s apparently biological children.

Manar rated it it was amazing Feb 01, Artistic representations of the king are androgynous which has been the subject of much speculation.

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