When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth
Date(s) - 11/29/2022
The National Arts Club
Eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten, along with his wife the beauteous Nefertiti, have been viewed in contradictory ways with key hieroglyphic texts from his reign misunderstood. New archaeological research reveals that this Golden Couple attempted to live as if every day were a festival. In collaboration with the American Research Center in Egypt/New York Chapter we present Professors John and Colleen Darnell, who discuss the fascinating manner in which from their chariot commute in Amarna to the ubiquitous presence of their princess daughters, the king and queen ruled as the first offspring of the creator god Aten. Books will be available for purchase.
Image: Relief of Queen Nefertiti, circa 1353–1336 BCE, New Kingdom, Amarna Period
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