Archaeological Museum of Bologna: the worship of the sun at the court of Akhenaten

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Bologna, November 2019 – The series of lectures by Prof. Marco Zecchi on the pharaoh Amenhotep IV continues on Saturday, November 23rd. At the Archaeological Museum of Bologna, our author intervenes with a lecture entirely dedicated to the worship of the sun, at the court of Akhenaten. At 4 pm, in the spaces of the Sala Risorgimento, a projection of images of finds and numerous tables, with hieroglyphic inscriptions, will be the background to the story of the pharaoh who, the first monotheist in history, was able to revolutionize his time with a unique religious policy of its kind.

The series of lectures, launched last spring at the Egyptian Museum of Turin, is based on the themes of the book Adorare Aten – Testi alla corte del faraone Akhenaten written by Marco Zecchi to shed light on one of the most original moments in the history of the Ancient Egypt.

Where | Sala Risorgimento, Museo Civico Archeologico, Via dell’Archiginnasio 2

When | November 23th, at 4.00 pm

Free admission subject to availability of seats


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

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