AKHENATEN, husband of NEFERTITI, unique instance of a Pharaoh who in only seven years abolished the state religion and the power of the priests and temples. He established with his wife Nefertiti a monotheistic religion and built a new Capital : Akhetaton [ City of Sun ]. Then, he was dethroned, all his creations were destroyed and the previous Capital [ Thebes ], religion and social order reestablished. Tutankhamun will be his second successor. In the long history of Egyptian civilization, it is a period that deserves more elucidation because it had a decisive influence on Humankind.
Copyright: Alice Labrèque and Jean Routier, Québec, 2012-2013.