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Akhenaten
Human Mummy
Statue of Akhenaten in the early Amarna style
Statue of Akhenaten in the early Amarna style
Biographical Information
Name(s) Akhenaten, Akhenaton, Amenhotep IV
Age ~30 years old
Sex Male
Status Pharaoh
Height
Source
Culture Eighteenth dynasty
Date(s) Approx. death 1336 BC or 1334 BC
Site Royal Tomb of Akhenaten or Amarna cache
Current Location
Location Coordinates: 25°44′25.3″N 32°36′06.0″
Catalog #

BiographyEdit

Son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye. Akhenaten was married to Queen Nefertiti.

MummificationEdit

The mummy found in the tomb was first identified as belonging to a woman. This led to the conclusion that it was the mummy of queen Tiye. But later examinations of the skull and bones concluded that they were those of a young male. 

StudiesEdit

KV55 is a tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. It was discovered by Edward R. Ayrton. It was controversial that the body found in this tomb is Pharaoh Akhenaten. Recent scientific data demonstrates that the person buried there was probably both the son of Amenhotep III as well as the father of Tutankhamun.

KV55 scull

PathologyEdit

Artwork is a method that has been used to obtain a medical diagnosis of Akhenaten, and he has accumulated a list of diagnoses: an elongated skull, long neck, sunken eyes, thick thighs, long fingers, backward-turned knee joints, a prominent belly that suggests pregnancy and female-like breasts.

Scientists have thought that Akhenaten could have had a condition such as Froehlich's Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome, Marfan syndrome.

Additional InfoEdit

Akhenaten's Atenism

Akhenaten carried out a radical program of religious reform transition from a polytheistic to a monotheistic religion which lasted for a period of about twenty years.

External LinksEdit

http://umm.edu/news-and-events/news-releases/2008/a-feminine-physique-a-long-thin-neck-and-elongated-head-suggest-pharaoh-akhenaten-had-two-rare-disorders

http://www.ancient.eu/Akhenaten/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atenism#Atenist_revolution

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhenaten

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KV55

ReferencesEdit

Weigall, A. (1922). The mummy of Akhenaton. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 8(3/4), 193-200.

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