Interest in Akhenaten increased with the discovery in the Valley of the Kings, at Luxor, of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, who has been proven to be Akhenaten's son according to a 2010 DNA testing.
Known before as Amenhotep IV, he changed his name to Akhenaten to reflect his close link with the new supreme deity.
He was married to Queen Nefertiti, one of the most influential queens in Egyptian history. Scholars suggest that she may have been only 12 when married to Akhenaten.
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was a Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC.
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