Amun Timeline

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  • c. 2400 BCE - c. 2300 BCE
    Amun first mentioned in the Egyptian work known as The Pyramid Texts.
  • 1570 BCE - 1069 BCE
    Amun rises in prominence in Egypt as the most powerful king of the gods during the New Kingdom.
  • c. 1570 BCE
    Ahmose I of Thebes drives the Hyksos from Egypt and unifies the nation under Theban rule, ushering in the New Kingdom of Egypt and attributing his victory to Amun.
  • c. 1353 BCE
    Amenhotep IV changes his name to Akhenaten, establishes the monotheistic cult of Aten, banishes other cults especially that of Amun.
  • c. 1336 BCE
    Tutankhamun re-establishes the old Egyptian religion after the death of Akhenaten; cult of Amun resumes.
  • 331 BCE
    Alexander the Great declares himself the Son of Zeus-Ammon at Siwa Oasis.
  • c. 285 BCE
    King Ergamenes slaughters the priests of Amun at Napata, breaks with Egypt.
  • c. 415 CE
    Cult of Amun proscribed by the new religion of Christianity.