Describes the innovative construction and symbolism of obelisks in ancient Egypt as well as their connection with the Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was long a mystery because her successors tried to erase the memory of this female ruler.
To further weaken the old priesthood Akhenaton decides to abandon Thebes and build a new capital at Amarna. This new capital, in a very unlikely and harsh location, is entirely planned out in order to celebrate the Pharaoh and his new faith.
Akhenaton's new order and philosophy appear to be settling in successfully. Hymns are written to the sun, the one divine force which Akhenaten's monotheism honors. These will later have parallels in the most important monotheist text -- the Bible.