Boundary Stelae

4521 WordsFeb 19, 201818 Pages
Boundary Stelae 2014: 3). It an important note Akhenaten does not accredit himself with the specifics only that the location was his choice as he looked to match specifications entrusted to him by Aten, with the self-importance attributed to many previous braggart Pharaohs, Akhenaten does not do this. Now Akhenaten does take credit for the find of the specific location where no former religious taint or city it was founded, truly on a pure and untouched piece of land. Other tangible evidence is provided in the obvious reflection in art, architecture, building design, city planning, and religion at this time. Prior to Akhenaten’s 4th year of reign he did things much as his father’s had done before him, meaning building temples and statues in order to represent the Pharaohs grandness by his control of people in building these grand structures. Amenhotep III and Nefertiti change their names in the 4th year of his reign. Amenhotep forever becoming known as Akhenaten, (Aten is satisfied) from here until his death, and Nefertiti following her husband then became known as Nefernefruaten-Nefertiti. Changing his name from Amenhotep IV to occurred a month before he wrote: “being the documented day this was his recant of the first time he rode his chariot into the city of Akhetaten as Amenhotep IV, had carved it into the Boundary Stele contained within the first proclamation (Amarna Project Boundary Stele 2014:3). By year 7(some say 8) of his reign the capital was officially
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