In the eyes of the Priest, he had become a heretic. Thus began the High Priest's abhorrence for Akhenaten, for slowly-but surely-the Pharaoh was destroying Egypt. To the priest, the destruction and dissemination of his power and wealth began with Akhenaten's love for Aten and dislike of the Amun, the supreme god of Egypt and the temple. Following this came Akhenaten's new God, which he duly entitled the One and Only God; then came, in a metaphorical sense, the destruction of Thebes itself. Armed with the notion that he was being guided by a superior God, Akhenaten moved his vast empire to a new location and deemed that his God was the one and only true God. Hence, through this mad rush of power, the Pharaoh went as far as to close all temples of Amun and destroy anything dealing with Amun. It was then that the High Priest lost all his power and respect for the Pharaoh. Eventually, with the death of Akhenaten and the enthronement of Tutankhaman, the nature of Egypt



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