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20 Facts about Akhenaten

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20 Facts about Akhenaten


Akhenaten was one of ancient Egypt’s most influential and controversial pharaohs. He is considered one of the world’s most important religious innovators. He was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty and he was the father of  Tutankhamun, husband to Queen Nefertiti.

Don’t forget to check out our article ” Akhenaten, the heretic Pharaoh” Here are some interesting facts about this controversial Pharaoh.

  1. He was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt and ruled for 17 years.
  2. Akhenaten was known as the “great heretic”.
  3. Early on in his reign he was known as Amenhotep IV, but he changed his name to Akhenaten to reflect his close link with the new supreme deity of his making.
  4. Akhenaten was married to Queen Nefertiti, one of the most famous of all ancient Egyptian women.
  5. Nefertiti was one of the most influential queens. Paintings show her conducting religious ceremonies with Akhenaten as an equal.
  6. Nefertiti’s mummy was never found. Archaeologist June Fletcher claimed she found Nefertiti’s badly-mutilated mummy in a side chamber of the Tomb of Amenhotep II in the Valley of the Kings. Most scholars are not convinced.
  7. Akhenaten elevated Nefertiti to divine status. Scholars suggest that she may have been only 12 when married to Akhenaten.
  8. Akhenaten halted foreign military campaigns and dramatically scaled down Egypt’s military defenses.
  9. He is noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten.
  10. Akhenaten claimed, “There is only one god, my father. I can approach him by day, by night.”
  11. Akhenaten could have been the first monotheist in all of history.
  12.  According to Egyptian Mythology he descended from the gods who arrived on Earth at the time of Tep Zepi.
  13. Even today people still believe that this Pharaoh did in fact come from “The Stars”.
  14. Akhenaten, upon becoming Pharaoh ordered all the, the iconography of previous gods to be removed.
  15. According to writings by Akhenaten and poems that were written about him later on, he was visited by beings that descended from the sky, these beings told Akhenaten what he needed to do and how he needed to rule over his people.
  16. Akhenaten claimed to be a direct descendant of Aten and regarded himself to be divine and was himself a God, but not only did he believe himself to be a god, the whole nation worshiped him like one.
  17. Akhenaten ordered the construction of a new capital city which he called Amarna and he dedicated it to the sun.
  18. Akhenaten instituted changes in art and culture and one of the most notable changes was how he would be publicly depicted, not as a strong “untouchable” Pharaoh, but as he really was, “weak” , elongated skull, long neck, sunken eyes, thick thighs, long fingers, backward-turned knee joints, a potbelly and female-like breasts.
  19. After his reign the city of  Amarna was abandoned and temples to the sun were destroyed, images of Akhenaten were deliberately defaced.
  20. In 1907, the actual body of Akhenaten was discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings by British archaeologist Edward Ayrton.
  • Richard Durkan

    What were the exact sources for the statement that Akhenaton was visited by beings from the sky? Which were the relevant writings by Akhenaten and which poems written about him later on?

    • cc

      watch ancient aliens season 1 episode 2 or something it will give you a lot of info about Akhenaten and conspiracies weather he came from stars or not

      • Uradumass

        “Watch ancient aliens”.. Please go kill yourself and reframe from asking people to watch that bullshit show for historical facts.

        • Trevor Goldsberry

          ancient aliens is the closest truth we have to ancient history. what we were taught in school is 80% bullshit. open your mind to possibilities and things might just start falling into place

          • Shizuppy


          • Matt

            Ancient Aliens has been put on blast many times now for blatantly telling lies. It’s no different then being lied to in your text books in school. Now you’re just a lazier generation that has television… keep allowing yourself to believe you are wiser, though. Teenagers know everything. haha

        • MatrixChild 33

          hahaha pretty much. Ancient Aliens is like the “news”: whoring for profit and lies galore LOL

    • MatrixChild 33

      anything about the Organic Sun that makes things grow is his work. the “long version” of the Hymn to the Aten is a lie, just like the BibEl misrepresented Yeshua’s teachings to the point that they are so corrupt, it’s not even the same guy! At least they had the sense to call him “Jesus”, because Yeshua was a copy of Akhenaten in teachings.

  • Just Saying

    Might want to correct your first paragraph “Akhentaen was one of ancient Egypt’s the most”
    dosent sound right.

    • AncientCodeAdmin

      thanks, typo error

  • Phil Whitley

    # 12 . ZEP TIPI (First Time)

  • Kaitlyn Smutz

    I am looking for Akhenaton

    • MatrixChild 33

      Look at the Sun

  • Bhumika T. Chopra

    I wanted to draw your attention to the actual deity who was actually being worshiped as ‘Aten’ in Ancient Egypt.

    Sun was also considered to be a representation of this Most Supreme God who was represented by the disc of light.

    Now, if we pay attention to all the religions across the world all them refer to God as light, and so were the Egyptians at this point in History.

    Christianity- Jesus said I am the Son of God and God is Light

    Islam- Khuda ka noor (The light of God)

    Hinduism- Nirakaar Paar Brahm Parmeshwar (The Formless Highest God)

    Almost all the major religions around the world worship the most supreme God in the Form of Light and that is exactly what the Egyptians are doing over here.

    In fact in India there is still a sect of spirituality called “Brahm Kumaris” who worship this very Light even today.

    This is the symbol of Light that is worshiped by these people and these people say the same thing that Light is the Supreme Most God and all Gods are a part of this light.

    Interesting fact is this sect of Brahm Kumaris has no connection with Egyptian Civilization since it was set up in 1900s when God appeared in His Light Form (picture above) to the founder of the sect and gave Him information about the past and future of this world.

    The similarity between the followers of this religious sect of Brahm Kumaris and the followers of ATEN are strikingly similar.

    I think what we are upto here is we are discovering the “History of God”.
    The same light appeared and guided Imhotep and this same light appeared and guided the founder of Brahm Kumaris and this same light is referred to by all major religions across the world as GOD.

    Please see this video as well.

    • MatrixChild 33

      Akhenaten, the Essenes and Yeshua taught the consciousness of: 1. The Sun realm 2. The Law of karma (Law of Oneness) and 3. Organic living. The “Light” is of the Living Sun. on the other hand, ALL RELIGIONS AND BELIEFS follow the A. I. “sun” Saturn/Sirius/Orion/Moon. And yes “Salvation” is by means of the “sun” and NOT the “son”.Akhenaten was the true Messiah, Yeshua studied his works. “Jesus” of the Bible is the Saturnian “messiah”- entirely different teachings. One again: religions are Saturn worship, a realm of artificial intelligence. The Sun is organic. (But, in the greater scheme, it is ALL a computer universe, all CODE- but the different planetary realms emit different types of Code).

      • Adam Joseph

        I would love to hear more information on Akhentaen that you have. We named our son this without knowing any prior context about his existence other then his name. Unaware still of the connections w my wife and I found out about mineral properties, sun gazing, going vegan and basically living more connected. Only recently have we learned about the Saturn moon matrix, the archons and much more. This information is seemingly coming to us from all directions. Our Akhentaen is a 22 life path. We would love to talk to you about the great deception at play and how we can furthurer understand our unique sun haha!

  • marloso2

    On number 18 you spelt one “on”

    • Doc Knowles

      grammatical errors, typos and spelling have been corrected. Thanks for point that out!

      • Koolz

        Everything you wrote about Akhenaten is completely incorrect! What is your agenda? who do you work for?

  • MatrixChild 33

    EVERYTHING about Akhenaten is wrong. 1. He was not deformed. He taught epigenetic transformation like Yeshua did- meaning self-healing and transformation and even transcendence. 2. He was Essene, Essenes understood that the Living Sun was the source of trinary information that heals this PlaNet, it is NOT A GOD 3. Just like Yeshua, he did not call himself a “god”, he understood that Rh negatives have unlimited organic potential to transform this realm as they please (the Essenes were all Rh negative or epigenetically cleansed until their blood was no longer hybrid with the black goo (the “oil” in all religions, an aritificially intelligent programmable matter- see “Prometheus” and “Lucy”) 4. He only had one wife- he was not interested in the carnal and material, they both transcended this material realm, just like Yeshua taught 5. THEY WERE NOT BURIED AND THUS NOT FOUND- burial is a trap of the Saturnian cults (all religions)- the trick is to trap as many “souls” in this realm so they always have a supply of souls when they have to flash flood the PlaNet again and reboot it 5. King Tut was NOT his son (once again, he could not have had a deformed child because the Essenes were self-healers) 6. ALL THE PICTURES ARE WRONG: they portray the Sirius sun and the two main pillars as in all the occult religions, they portray Nefertiti with a Moon thing on her head or a fish hat- once again, Tutankhamen and Nefertiti revered the Sun realm (I did not say “worshiped”!) and did not follow the cults of the Moon (“Amun”), Orion/Sirius (“Ra”) and Saturn Matrix! Therefore, the deformed guy in the pictures with the sun disk with hands and the Moon crown on the woman ARE NOT Nefertiti and Akhenaten! THE ATEN is Unity Consciousness, a Force that unites us all, especially non-hybrids, and not a “god”. “God” is a human, temporal and limiting construct.

    • Izabel Ea-kapu

      I’m curious, how do you know that Akhenaton was an Essene? And that he was not found — I read on the internet that according to DNA testing on mummy KV55, this mummy was Akhenaton. Not that I believe everything the “scientists” proclaim. In any case, it seems that Akhenaton invented monotheism. As far as my own research goes, before Akhenaton there were the Druidic teachings: people came from Atlantis to Ireland and from there influenced Egypt and the middle east with Druidism, which did teach transcendence of the physical body into a Light body, just like today the Tibetan teachings do. The teachings of transcendence have nothing to do with one and only “deity” by whatever name. And the Druids were not Jewish, they were Aryans. So now they found the DNA of Akhenaton’s son Tutankhamon, which is mostly western European — so that means he probaly came from Ireland and was an Aryan. I also came to believe that Akhenaton is probably identical with Moses, who definitely created “God” in his own image and the world has suffered from this monotheistic God ever since.
      Because Jesus achieved a Light body, I think that he cannot be Jewish either, but Aryan and practicing a form of Druidism, then called differently (Esseneism)? I also think that Joseph of Arimathea from Ireland was Jesus’ real father.

      • Mary

        It is impossible that Moses is Akhetaten. For one, it is a well-known fact that Moses was rasied as the brother of Ramses the Second, otherwise known as Ramses the Great. Ramses the Great was the third Pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty. Akhetaten was the fifth last Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. What about all the stories about what Moses did? If he was the same person as Akhetaten, then he couldn’t possibly do them, and it is proven that he did. The Ten Commandments? And since Moses was Jewish, wouldn’t they be introduced into Egyptian custom, if he was a Pharaoh? Passover? See, it’s not possible that Moses is Akhetaten

        • Izabel Ea-kapu

          I am not talking about Akhetaten. I’m talking about Akhenaton. Moses could not have been raised as a brother of Rameses II, because according to the internet, Moses was born 1393 BC and was already 90 years old when Rameses II was born in 1303 BC.
          The birth dates of Akhenaton and Moses are pretty much the same, given that the exact birthdate of Akhenaton is not known.
          I am, btw, not alone in thinking that Moses and Akhenaton are one and the same person. Michael Tsarion (author of several books) suspects as much.

        • Izabel Ea-kapu

          and also, Moses aka Akhenaton received the 10 commandments during his 40 years in the wilderness. Moses started his 40 years in the wilderness in 1313 BC when he was 80 years old which is pretty close to the assumed disappearance of Akhenaton from Egypt’s official history. The Passover was the first Holocaust Hoax of written history — Moses just used what we now know as ‘the bible’ as his personal atrocity propaganda outlet, just the same as ‘the new york times’ is used as atrocity propaganda outlet against Hitler today. History repeats itself, because we live in a holographic matrix.

    • Mary

      No, a lot of the things they wrote are right. For one, Tutankhaten was Akhetaten’s son, and he did have a number of wives. Tutankhaten’s mother was Akhetaten’s sister, who was NOT Nefertiti. Nefertiti was Tutankhamun’s stepmother. Ankhetaten did have a few deformities; he did have an elongated head shape. They know this because his mummy has been found, and it was buried. The Aten was worshipped as a God, and the artworks do actually depecit Nefertiti, Akhetaten and their three daughters.

  • Anthony Smith

    AKHENATEN worshiped the SUN. …….. Just look at the Roman Catholic MONSTRANCE and think of what it looks like.

  • Nick

    Youtube has a video explaining the connection between Akhenaten and Barack Obama which reveals Obama’s the evil one in the Bible which is pretty damn convincing. The image above looks like Obama.

  • James Debnam

    May I ask which sources you used (If any) and which scholars were mentioned in point 6 and 7.

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