Egypt's golden couple : when Akhenaten and Nefertiti were gods on earth / John Coleman Darnell, Colleen Darnell.
- ISBN: 9781250272874
- ISBN: 1250272874
- Physical Description: xxii, 361 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-350) and index (pages 353-361).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
A divine conception -- An angry goddess -- Ancient rites -- A mysterious prince -- The beautiful one has come -- Transformation -- The unique god -- A royal warrior -- A bustling quarry -- City of the sun -- An erudite king -- A temple of her own -- A precocious jubilee -- Strange colossi -- "This is it!" -- Horizon of Aten -- Chariot of solar fire -- A holy place in the sun -- Secret knowledge -- One who contains millions -- My god who fashioned me -- Beauty incarnate -- A holy family -- Performing princesses -- Love divine -- Rulers of the world -- Duplicity and diplomacy -- None beside him -- Tragedy strikes -- Successors -- Afterlife.
"Two celebrated Egyptologists bring to vivid life the intriguing and controversial reign of King Tut's parents Akhenaten has been the subject of radically different, even contradictory, biographies. The king has achieved fame as the world's first individual and the first monotheist, but others have seen him as an incestuous tyrant who nearly ruined the kingdom he ruled. The gold funerary mask of his son Tutankhamun and the painted bust of his wife Nefertiti are the most recognizable artifacts from all ofancient Egypt. But who are Akhenaten and Nefertiti? And what can we actually say about rulers who lived more than three thousand years ago? November 2022 marks the centennial of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and although "King Tut" is a household name, his nine-year rule pales in comparison to the revolutionary reign of his parents. Akhenaten and Nefertiti became gods on earth by transforming Egyptian solar worship, innovating in art and urban design, and merging religion and politics in ways never attempted before. Combining fascinating scholarship, detective suspense, and adventurous thrills, Egypt's Golden Couple is a journey through excavations, museums, hieroglyphic texts, and stunning artifacts. From clue to clue, renowned Egyptologists,John and Colleen Darnell, reconstruct an otherwise untold story of the magnificent reign of Akhenaten and Nefertiti"-- Provided by publisher.
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