The wilbour plaque

 

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Discovered at Egypt in 1881 by American egyptologist Charles Edwin Wilbour.
The wilbour plaque shows the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten (left) and his chief consort Nefertiti (right).
This wonderful limestone plaque can be found at The Brooklyn museum, Brooklyn, New York.
This wonderful work is over a thousand years old, created during his reign as Pharaoh of Egypt around 1353BC-1336BC, during the Egyptian period known as ‘amarna

The art was named after its founder. In the fifth year of his reign, Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten signifying his change from the normal worship of the Egyptian chief god “Amun-Ra” to the significant sun god called Aten. This was a very significant change in the Egyptian era as the worship of Aten became the official worship for the whole of Egypt.
The capital was also changed from Thebes to Akhetatan  which presently know as Amarna.

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