Visual Timeline: Amarna
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1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Reign of "the heretic king" Akhenaten.
1348 BCE - 1320 BCE: The Amarna Period of Egypt.
1348 BCE: Akhenaten abolishes traditional religious observances in Egypt;institutes worship of his personal god Aten.
1346 BCE: Akhenaten moves the capital of Egypt from Thebes to his new city of Akhetaten (Amarna).
1346 BCE - 1320 BCE: Life of the city of Akhetaten (Amarna).
1336 BCE - 1327 BCE: Reign of pharaoh Tutankhamun who reverses Akhenaten's policies and restores traditional religion to Egypt.
1327 BCE - 1320 BCE: Reign of the vizier Ay who continues Tutankhamun's policies.
1320 BCE - 1292 BCE: Reign of pharaoh Horemheb who destroys the city of Akhetaten, restores Egyptian culture, and blots Akhenaten's name from history.