Akhenaten Temple Project

Thebes, Akhenaten’s capital for the first five years of his reign. The remains of the temple of Amun, next to its sacred lake, dominate this scene as the temple dominated Egyptian religious life for many centuries before Akhenaten. A complex of walls, obelisks, stelae and statues, Amun’s temple stood with lesser temples on the east bank of the Nile. In its sacred lake, priests bathed and drew libations. East of the Amun temple, Akhenaten erected four structures dedicated to the Sun-Disc. Not a stone remains in place from these temples, dismantled and reused by the general Horemheb only decades after their construction.