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  • Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire: Kamose and Ahmose Reunite Egypt

    world history
    ancient egypt
    reunification
    The Hyksos are successfully defeated and driven out of Egypt by the royals Kamose and then Ahmose. Ahmose then becomes Pharaoh of a reunited Egypt.

  • Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire: Akhenaten the Heretic

    world history
    ancient egypt
    akhenaton
    Akhenaton's attack on Amun comes full circle as Egypt turns on his memory. He and his grand capital at Amarna are written off the historical. Egypt's experiment with Aten and monotheism is no more.

  • Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire: King Tut Restores Egypt

    world history
    ancient egypt
    tutankhamun
    AKhenaten's son Tutankhaten becomes Pharaoh but rather than continue his legacy he defies it. The boy-king, under the sway of court members and priests, brings back the old order and gods of Egypt before dying himself at age 19.

  • Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire: Temples and Scarabs

    world history
    ancient egypt
    temples
    Amenhotep III begins a massive building campaign across Egypt to honor the gods and demonstrate his power. He also begins sending carved scarabs with news of his accomplishments across the empire.

  • Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire: Akhenaton Builds Amarna

    world history
    ancient egypt
    amarna
    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.