Great Temple of the Aten

Local nameGreat Aten Temple
LocationAsyut, Egypt

The Great Temple of the Aten was a temple located in the city of el-Amarna, Egypt. It served as the main place of worship of the deity Aten during the reign of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten. Akhenaten ushered in a unique period of ancient Egyptian history by establishing the new religious cult dedicated to the sun-disk Aten. The king shut down traditional worship of other deities like Amun-Ra, and brought in a new era, though short-lived, of seeming monotheism where the Aten was worshipped as a sun god and Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti, represented the divinely royal couple that connected the people with the god.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Temple_of_the_Aten

Address Egypt

Coordinates 27°39'1.767" N 30°54'3.051" E

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