NMC260Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Egyptian Language, Sea Peoples, Hyksos

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* rock cut tombs in valley of kings replace pyramids. * new age of imperial conquest nubia to syria (egypt controls the near east) * last period of autonomous rule by pharaohs. * he changes his name to akhenaten the glory of aten . * drastic changes + politics = changes capital from thebes to virgin territory al- Written in akkadian (internation language of the day) * two sections: ruler-politics info hittite, dealings with egypt and their issues. Partially sealed by original door, seal, filled with rubble; private tomb to royal tomb; burial chamber; possibly belongs to akhenaten; but it was plain and not decorated so we"re not sure. * general reign: criticized for foreign policy; non-existent campaigns (hattites take back territory, he was more focused inward on his nation. * art: family oriented poses (with family and daughters) pyaring to sun god aten; as opposed to warrior poses. * realism; belly and man-boobs; big rear end.

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