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2400 BCE - 2300 BCE: Amun first mentioned in the Egyptian work known as The Pyramid Texts.
 
 
1971 BCE - 1926 BCE: Reign of Senusret I in Egypt who begins construction of Temple of Amun at Karnak.
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: Amun rises in prominence in Egypt as the most powerful king of the gods during the New Kingdom.
 
 
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.
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: Heka is eclipsed by the god Amun during the New Kingdom of Egypt.
 
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: The Office of God's Wife of Amun becomes increasingly significant during the New Kingdom of Egypt.
 
 
1570 BCE - 1530 BCE: Queen Ahhotep I, mother of Ahmose I, holds the title God's Wife of Amun.
 
 
1570 BCE - 1544 BCE: Reign of Ahmose I of Thebes during which his wife Ahmose-Nofretari is God's Wife of Amun.
 
 
1479 BCE - 1458 BCE: Pharaoh Hatshepsut passes title of God's Wife of Amun to her daughter after assuming power.
 
 
1386 BCE - 1295 BCE: No mention of God's Wife of Amun during the reigns of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and Horemheb.
 
1353 BCE: Amenhotep IV changes his name to Akhenaten, establishes the monotheistic cult of Aten, banishes other cults especially that of Amun.
 
1336 BCE: Tutankhamun re-establishes the old religion of Egypt after the death of Akhenaten; cult of Amun resumes.
 
 
1334 BCE: Tutankhamun moves capital from city of Akhetaten back to Thebes, re-instates Cult of Amun at Thebes.
 
 
1255 BCE: Death of Nefertari, God's Wife of Amun and Royal Queen, wife of Ramesses II.
 
 
1191 BCE - 1190 BCE: Twosret reigns as pharaoh and holds title of God's Wife of Amun.
 
1149 BCE - 1145 BCE: Reign of Ramesses V in Egypt, power of priests of Amun on the rise.
 
 
1145 BCE - 1137 BCE: Celibacy becomes standard for God's Wife of Amun during the reign of Ramesses VI; his daughter Isis is the first celibate God's Wife.
 
1107 BCE - 1077 BCE: Reign of Ramesses XI at Per-Ramesses while priests of Amun rule from Thebes, Egypt.
 
 
714 BCE - 700 BCE: Amenirdis I, daughter of King Kashta, serves as one of the most powerful God's Wives of Amun in Egypt.
 
 
655 BCE - 585 BCE: Nitokris I is among the most powerful God's Wives of Amun in Egypt's history.
 
 
595 BCE - 525 BCE: Ankhenesneferibre reigns from Thebes as God's Wife of Amun, effectively ruling Upper Egypt.
 
 
525 BCE: Nitokris II last named God's Wife of Amun before Persian Invasion and abolition of the office.
 
285 BCE: King Ergamenes slaughters the priests of Amun at Napata, breaks with Egypt.
 
 
336 CE: Temple of Amun at Karnak closed by Roman Emperor Constantius II.
 
415 CE: Cult of Amun proscribed by the new religion of Christianity. .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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