The History of Egypt Podcast

Amarna (Part 2): Akhenaten's Priorities and Mindset.

A short side episode, concerning Akhenaten's mind-set around the time he moved to Amarna. Did the King always plan this city? Did he want to live here forever and never leave? And how did he think about the community he was developing? We explore these questions...

- Date: c.1357 BCE (Regnal Year 6).

- King: Akhenaten (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re).

- Queen: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-Iti).

- Locations: Thebes (Waset); Amarna (Akhet-Aten).

Music by Keith Zizza ( For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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