No Pharaoh of Egypt causes quite so much debate as the 'Heretic'
Akhenaten. Despised by his successors and all but erased from
history, only now are some of the details being painstakingly
put together of this man and the profound effect he had on an
Why did he turn his back on the existing Gods and close their
temples, and what was the significance of the Great Hymn to the Aten ? Take a look through this section of the site, and learn
a little about Akhenaten, his life, his family and his city.