Marco Zecchi
Testi dalla corte del faraone Akhenaten

(Title’s translation: Worship Aten.Texts from the court of the pharaoh Akhenaten)

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DOI: 10.12878/1088pressbyte2019_2
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pp. 176
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In the mid-fourteenth century BC, Egypt was upset by the ascent to the throne of Amenhotep IV, who, in the fifth year of his reign, changed his name to Akhenaten. A religious policy was inaugurated, devoted exclusively to the worship of the Sun God Aten, which appeared to contemporaries in contrast to the ancient tradition of the Egyptian civilization. The choice of texts published in the Appendix, translated from originals written in hieroglyphic, helps to understand one of the most original moments in Egyptian history, dominated by the figure of a sovereign in balance between being considered either an idealist and the first monotheist in history, or an opportunist who covered a political revolution with religious aspects.


Marco Zecchi is professor of Egyptology at the Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University. His academic training took place at Bologna University and the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at Liverpool University. His research focuses mainly on ancient Egyptian religion.

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna
Via Zamboni 33, 40126 Bologna (Italy)
ISBN: 978-88-31926-05-8
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DOI: 10.12878/1088pressbyte2019_2
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First edition: April 2019