Join us for the first lecture of the new year this Monday, 9th January!
The Pharaoh Akhenaten (c1352 – 1336 BC) has been described as ‘the first individual in human history’, but can we really know him as an individual? In this lecture Lucia Gahlin will explore what is known about, but also what has been projected on to, this most fascinating of historical figures. He chose to be represented in a most singular fashion. Modern explanations for this run wild. We will find that the mythologizing of Akhenaten began soon after his death and continues to the present day.