Omowale Jabali : ATEN WORSHIP BEFORE THE 18TH DYNASTY, DONT BLAME IT ON NEFERTITI!

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    "The ancient Egyptian term for the disk of the sun was Aten, which is first evidenced during the Middle Kingdom, though of course solar worship begins much earlier in Egyptian history. It should be noted however that this term initially could be applied to any disk, including the surface of a morror or the moon. The term was used in the Coffin texts to denote the sun disk, but in the 'Story of Sinuhe' dating from the Middle Kingdom, the word is used with the determinative for god (Papyrus Berlin 10499). In that story, Amenemhat I is described as soaring into the sky and uniting with Aten his creator."

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    Aten Worship re-Introduced during reign of Thutmosis I

    "The sun god Atum was often referred to reside in the sun's disk, but it was not until the reign of Thuthmosis I (1504-1492 BC) that the Aten is specifically referred to as a god in his own right."

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