The Amarna Sunset

In a lecture titled "The Amarna Sunset," Aidan Dodson, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, explores what we know and can infer about the period of less than a decade that spanned the triumphal ‘durbar’ of Akhenaten’s Year 12 to the point at which Tutankhamun’s Restoration Stela marked the eclipse of the heretic king’s vision. In doing so, Professor Dodson considers the evidence for the identities of Smenkhkare and Neferneferuaten, who ruled alongside Akhenaten during his last years, as well as the parentage of Tutankhamun.

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