Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.
Thutmosis III defeats a coalition of Mesopotamian powers at Megiddo, extending Egypt's power and influence. Thebes, the Egyptian capital, will become the world's richest city and the Pharaoh the richest single person. The Egyptian Empire is born.
Much is known about the family of Akhenaton through archeological discoveries. These include intimate portrayals of the royal family's life. Pictures depict the Pharaoh and his daughters much like any family, a unique find in ancient Egypt.
Toward the end of Amenhotep III's reign the priesthood at Thebes begins to grow more and more powerful. Their role in Egyptian religion and swelling treasuries place them in a position to even begin rivaling the Pharaoh in power. Amenhotep and his son will seek to undo this.