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Originally posted by noobfun
its a religeous mixup that stuck he should/would have been called christ jesus
Originally posted by moocowman
I've recently read an archeologist claiming that Scotland derived its' name from a Egyptian Princess by the name of Scota. Apparently she would have been related to the Tutenkamen/Akenaten/ Moses family, and did a runner to Europe following the demise of Armana.
Originally posted by Resinveins
It would seem that by very definition, the first Christian, would have to be Christ himself?
Originally posted by Good Wolf
reply to post by azzllin
Why thank you. I'm erll happy you like it. I spent a good solid 3 hours pulling the information together (although I was watching the simpsons, too ) so I hope it's received well.
Crucial evidence about the latter stages of Akhenaten's reign was furnished by discovery of the so-called Amarna Letters. Believed to have been thrown away by scribes after being transferred to papyrus, the letters comprise a priceless cache of incoming clay message tablets sent from imperial outposts and foreign allies. The letters suggest that Akhenaten was obsessed with his new religion, and that his neglect of matters of state was causing disorder across the massive Egyptian empire. The governors and kings of subject domains wrote to beg for gold, and also complained of being snubbed and cheated. Also discovered were reports that a major plague pandemic was spreading across the ancient Near East. This pandemic appears to have claimed the life of Akhenaten's main wife (Nefertiti) and several of his six daughters, which may have contributed to a declining interest on the part of Akhenaten in governing effectively.