Ancient history week 5a

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Ancient history week 5a

  1. 1. Ancient History- Week 5
  2. 2. During the 18th dynasty of Egyptian history,we find a king named Amenhotep IV and his wife Nefertiti.
  3. 3. He was the son of another pharaoh & lived perhaps only 2 generations after Moses & the Exodus.
  4. 4. Eloquent statues were made of hiswife Nefertiti. She was a beautiful womanin Egyptian history.
  5. 5. Amenhotep IV was considered unusal compared to all the other rulersbecause he chose to worship one god. He actually abolished the other Egyptian gods.
  6. 6. Some believe that Amenhotep II was actually the pharaoh during the Exodus. If they saw the miraclesand wonders during Moses’ time, this may explain why they changed their belief system! We do not know.
  7. 7. Unfortunately, they worshipped the sun god.
  8. 8. Many wall murals show them as loving each other. This was not common in many arranged marriages
  9. 9. One of their daughters married King Tut.
  10. 10. Born as Ankhesenpaaten and changed her name toAnkhesenamun after marriage.
  11. 11. After Amenhotep’s death, the countrywent back to worshipping many gods.
  12. 12. One of the most well known kings of Egypt was King Tut.
  13. 13. His full name was Tutankhamen.
  14. 14. He only lived to be about 18 years old.
  15. 15. He began to rule at age 8 or 9.
  16. 16. In 1922, An archeologist discoveredKing Tut’s grave completely untouched.
  17. 17. Great wealth and gold were buried intheir tombs for them to have in theirafterlife. But many of the tombs were robbed.
  18. 18. 3,000 years after his death, his elaborate tomb was found.
  19. 19. One of the most famous pieces wasthe actual coffin of King Tut. It had 4 layers –the third being of pure gold!
  20. 20. There was a beautiful mask of the young king.
  21. 21. Other relics buried with him wereboats, statues, models of homes, and even servant bones.
  22. 22. A mystery still surrounds why King Tut died so young. There are some thatthink he was murdered. When his wife was going to remarry—her fiancé was killed along the way!
  23. 23. You can see the treasures of King Tut today.

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