Amarna Timeline

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