Sinuhe the Egyptian: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Mika Waltari
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Akhetaton

The beautiful, new capital of Egypt, "The City of the Heavens," hurriedly built in a single year by Pharaoh Akhnaton. Akhetaton is a monument to the one god Aton. Akhetaton is purposefully cut off from the outside world, and the fanatic Pharaoh knows nothing of the starvation inflicting the rest of Egypt. When he is assassinated, his successors return to Thebes and Akhetaton rapidly returns to the desert.

Amurru

A small, economically-destitute, northern Syrian kingdom, Amurru is ruled by King Aziru and Queen Keftiu. Aziru conquers the surrounding minor independent kingdoms and makes Megiddo its capital. Hittites insinuate themselves into his army as officers and eventually hand him over to Horemheb, who executes the whole royal family.

Aton

A manifestation of the more ancient Egyptian god Re-Herachte, Aton becomes the only god recognized in the pantheon when Akhnaton succeeds Amenhotep III as Pharaoh. Followers of the Sun...

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