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By John Crowley

There's multiple heritage of the world.

prior to technological know-how outlined the fashionable age, different powers, wondrous and magical, as soon as ruled the universe, their lore perfected inside of a misplaced capital of hieroglyphs, wizard-kings, and marvelous monuments, no longer Egypt -- yet Ægypt.

What if it have been quite so?

within the Nineteen Seventies, a historian named Pierce Moffett strikes to the recent England nation-state to jot down a e-book approximately Ægypt, pushed via an idea he dare now not think -- that the actual legislation of the universe as soon as replaced and should switch back. but the concept isn't really his on my own. whatever waits on the locked property of Fellowes Kraft, writer of romances approximately Will Shakespeare and Giordano Bruno and Dr. John Dee, anything for which Pierce and people close to him have lengthy sought with out figuring out it, a key, might be, to Ægypt. proudly provides the definitive textual content of John Crowley's Ægypt, newly edited and corrected in session with the author.

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The whole area is well protected but somewhat isolated, overlooked by the cliff. 14 The King’s Road started at this palace and ran south, towards the Central City and the other palaces and temples. The first palace on the southern journey was the North Palace. The presence of his name on small finds within the building suggests Tutankhamun may have lived at the North Palace, which may have been home to the women and some of the royal children. Akhenaten and Nefertiti had six daughters: Meritaten, born at the start of Akhenaten’s reign, Meketaten, their second daughter, Ankhesenepaten, the future wife of Tutankhamun, born in year five (1345 bce), Neferneferuaten, born in year eight (1342 bce) and Neferneferure, born in year nine (1341 bce).

Qxp 6/6/2007 10:54 AM Page 25 AKHETATEN: A NEW BEGINNING 25 and Kiya and his children. Tutankhamun may have learned the hymn at his mother’s knee: Splendid you rise in heaven’s lightland, O living Aten, the creator of life! When you have dawned in eastern lightland you have filled every land with your beauty. You are beauteous, great, radiant, high over every land; your rays embrace the lands to the limit of all that you have made: being Re, you reach the limits. You bend them for your beloved son.

May you tax the towns and islands for him. Every city down to ... every ... qxp 6/6/2007 28 10:54 AM Page 28 THE BOY BEHIND THE MASK a religious text – claiming the extra taxes were for the god – was a very clever act of propaganda to soften the blow of the diverted or inflated tax needed for the religious revolution. Akhenaten’s aggression, in particular to the cult of Amun, is understandable albeit overzealous; the cult of Amun was the richest and most powerful in Egypt throughout the earlier eighteenth dynasty until the reign of Amenhotep III.

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