Marianne Luban
Re:The Amarna Period again
Mon Aug 29, 2016 09:24
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Kim wrote:


"I really only posted this because I was becoming tired of the old, old "evidence" being cited over and again without any new evidence or new reasoning to back it."

All my arguments for a coregency between Amenhotep III and Akhenaten can be found in my paper, "The Significance of Eight Years".

https://www.academia.edu/16702265/The_Significance_of_Eight_Years_for_King_Akhenaten_

As for scholars arguing over whether a coregency existed between them, it seems to me that hardly means compelling evidence doesn't exist. People ignore or try to explain away whatever suits them.

One thing I did not address in the paper is the tomb of the vizier Ramose, although that can certainly be viewed as evidence for an eight-year coregency, as well. The Fourth Prophet of Amun, Si-mut, was elevated to Second Prophet in Year 34 during the second heb sed, but he never changed his office of Fourth Prophet in the tomb of Ramose, even though he was in charge of building projects at Western Thebes. However, Akhenaten appears in the tomb "with somewhat boyish features" [Weigall] as a king. Therefore, one could say that Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten had already been elevated to the position of co-king in Year 30--while Si-Mut was still Fourth Prophet. As to heb seds, Akhenaten celebrated one so early in his reign that it must be a mirror jubilee.


  • Re:The Amarna Period againKim Sargerson, Mon Aug 29 07:59
    Hi Joe Many thanks for your comments. I really only posted this because I was becoming tired of the old, old "evidence" being cited over and again without any new evidence or new reasoning to back... more
    • Re:The Amarna Period againMarianne Luban, Mon Aug 29 10:13
      Kim wrote: "If such a co-regency existed then one would expect to find in the Amarna correspondence copies of the same letters sent to both monarchs, especially by the superpowers, or if separate... more
    • Re:The Amarna Period again — Marianne Luban, Mon Aug 29 09:24
    • Re:The Amarna Period againJoe Baker, Mon Aug 29 08:42
      Hi Kim In less than 20 years there were full warring pharaohs at Thebes (Rudamun and later Ini, warring with the Kushites), and later, warring with each other, were Hermopolis (Nimlot) and... more
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