He was educated by royal tutors.
Worship of Aten
Amenhotep IV became Pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty, circa 1350 BC, and established a monotheistic religion (regarded now by some historians as a predecessor of current monotheisms) worshipping the sun god and alleged creator of the universe Aten, while trying to destroy the worship of the Egyptian Gods and Amun, establishing Aten's worship as state religion (despite Amun's priests' opposition). He changed his name to Akhenaten ("Aten is Pleased"), established Aten-devoted cities in Egypt, Nubia and Syria, and moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to the newly built Akhenaten. Nevertheless, his priests continued their polytheistic worship secretly.
Akhenaten married Nefertiti.
End and Legacy
What became of Ahkenaten is unknown, but it is possible that some of the events having happened to his Earth-4321 counterpart. After a 17 year reign, circa 1334 B.C., he was replaced by Tutankhamun, who was then married to Akhenaten's daughter and wife Ankhesenamun at nine years old. Tutankhamun regarded Akhenaten as a pervert. Tutankhanum would be killed by her lover, either a god, or Horemheb, Horemheb would eradicate all traces of Akhenaten and restore the old religion.
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