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This is the second of the two books set in the Amarna Period of the history of ancient Egypt. The beautiful Queen Nefertiti continues the story of the ambitions of her visionary husband Pharaoh Akhenaten and how eventually all his dreams for a Utopian future for the Upper and Lower Lands came to an end, leaving the way open for the accession of the young Tutankhamun as the This is the second of the two books set in the Amarna Period of the history of ancient Egypt. The beautiful Queen Nefertiti continues the story of the ambitions of her visionary husband Pharaoh Akhenaten and how eventually all his dreams for a Utopian future for the Upper and Lower Lands came to an end, leaving the way open for the accession of the young Tutankhamun as the new pharaoh. It shows her devotion and involvement in Akhenaten’s plans to overthrow the old pagan gods in order to establish the worship of the sun-god Aten as the sole deity and it also traces her own fall from favour and eventual end, surrounded by humiliation and uncertainty.


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This is the second of the two books set in the Amarna Period of the history of ancient Egypt. The beautiful Queen Nefertiti continues the story of the ambitions of her visionary husband Pharaoh Akhenaten and how eventually all his dreams for a Utopian future for the Upper and Lower Lands came to an end, leaving the way open for the accession of the young Tutankhamun as the This is the second of the two books set in the Amarna Period of the history of ancient Egypt. The beautiful Queen Nefertiti continues the story of the ambitions of her visionary husband Pharaoh Akhenaten and how eventually all his dreams for a Utopian future for the Upper and Lower Lands came to an end, leaving the way open for the accession of the young Tutankhamun as the new pharaoh. It shows her devotion and involvement in Akhenaten’s plans to overthrow the old pagan gods in order to establish the worship of the sun-god Aten as the sole deity and it also traces her own fall from favour and eventual end, surrounded by humiliation and uncertainty.

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