Showcases the Amarna Letters, a treasure trove of clay tablets which recorded diplomatic exchanges between Amenhotep III and IV and rulers to Egypt's northeast. They demonstrate the geopolitics of the time and the importance of Egypt.
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.
The move from Thebes to Amarna is completed, with inhabitants and bureaucrats making the 200 mile trip up the Nile to the new planned community. It is an open city, with an enormous temple to Aten, the god of Akhenaten.
Akhenaton tries to remove Egypt's old gods from memory, removing the name of Amun from writings and monuments around the country. This goes as far as even defacing his own father's name wherever it occurs. Despite this, when he dies, Atenism seems to go with him. Artisans, bureaucrats, and priests return to Thebes as if Amarna never existed.