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Almost all of the pharoes befpore Akhenaton had believed in the old multiple god system of Egypt But Akhenaton was the first to proclaim that Aton was the only true god and he also changed egytian art and literature Akhenaton was also called Amenhotep IV he was pharaoh of Egypt from about 1350 to 1334 BC Akhenaton was the son of Amenhotep III and Tiy and husband of Nefertiti whose beauty is now famed through celebrated portrait busts of the period Akhenaton was the last important ruler of the 18th dynasty and notable as the first historical figure to establish a religion based on the concept of monotheism He believed the prophets of heliopolis were correct and took it a step further by proclaiming that the only true god was Aton He established the cult of Aton or Aten the sun god or solar disk which he believed to be a universal omnipresent spirit and the sole creator of the universe He commisioned the building of a new open air temple to Aton it was different that temples to previous gods like Amun re which were dark with catacombs Some scholars believe that the Hebrew prophets concept of a universal God preached seven or eight centuries later in a land that Akhenaton once ruled was derived in part from his cult After he established the new religion sometimes referred to as solar monotheism he changed his name from the royal designation Amenhotep IV to Akhenaton meaning Aton is satisfied He moved his capital from Thebes to Akhetaton now the site of Tell el Amarinah a new city devoted to the celebration of Aton and he ordered the obliteration of all traces of the polytheistic religion of his ancestors He also fought bitterly against the powerful priests who attempted to maintain the worship of the state god Amon or Amen This religious revolution had a profound effect on Egyptian artists who turned from
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