Later Form of Aten Cartouches

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 August 2019

Three cartouches from House 47.10 at Amarna, Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1340 BCE. The one on the left, smaller than the other two, is the prenomen (throne name) cartouche of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE) and reads "Beautiful are the Forms of Re, the Unique one of Re".

The other cartouches are the so-called "later form" of Aten cartouches. The middle one reads "Re, ruler of the two horizons, who rejoices in the Horizon" and the right one reads "In his name of light, which is the Aten".

On display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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