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1386 BCE - 1295 BCE: No mention of God's Wife of Amun during the reigns of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and Horemheb.
 
1370 BCE - 1336 BCE: Life of Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
 
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Reign of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun's father, `Heretic King' of Egypt.
 
1353 BCE: Amenhotep IV changes his name to Akhenaten, establishes the monotheistic cult of Aten, banishes other cults especially that of Amun.
 
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Ankh used in the Amarna Period of Egypt by Akhenaten, linked to the god Aten.
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Akhenaten builds temple to Aten at Memphis.
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Reign of Akhenaten who initiates the Amarna Period of ancient Egypt.
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Reign of "the heretic king" Akhenaten.
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Reign of Akhenaten whose religious reforms cripple the economy and damage international relations and trade; Egyptian Empire declines under his rule.
 
1350 BCE: Birth of Ankhsenamun, daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, wife of Tutankhamun.
 
 
1348 BCE: Akhenaten abolishes traditional religious observances in Egypt;institutes worship of his personal god Aten.
 
 
1348 BCE: Akhenaten issues his religious reforms, bans traditional religious beliefs and practices.
 
 
1346 BCE: Akhenaten moves the capital of Egypt from Thebes to his new city of Akhetaten (Amarna).
 
 
1346 BCE: The city of Akhetaten (modern-day Amarna) is built as the new capital of Egypt by Akhenaten.
 
 
1345 BCE: Akhenaten moves capital of Egypt from Thebes to Akhetaten, his custom-built city.
 
1345 BCE - 1327 BCE: Life of Tutankhamun.
 
1336 BCE: Tutankhamun re-establishes the old religion of Egypt after the death of Akhenaten; cult of Amun resumes.
 
 
1336 BCE - 1327 BCE: Reign of Tutankhamun who reverses Akhenaten's reforms and restores traditional religious practices.
 
 
1336 BCE - 1327 BCE: Reign of pharaoh Tutankhamun who reverses Akhenaten's policies and restores traditional religion to Egypt.
 
 
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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