Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire: Akhenaton Reimagines Egypt
23:23 - 27:25
Amenhotep IV redesigns depictions of the royal family, seemingly celebrating ugliness. This break with tradition foreshadows even more changes of Amenhotep, most namely the abandonment of the old Egyptian gods. He begins a cult of an exclusive god, Aten, calling himself Akhenaton meaning one who is beneficial to Aten.