Amon-Re

Kayla W.

What?

Amon-Re was referred to as the "king of all other gods". In his human form, he was known as the god of the sun. He was the prinicpal god of the New Kingdom of Egpyt. Many temples were dedicated to him and everyone gave gifts to the temple especially after winning wars. Amon-Re was very wealthy, had much property, and many religious ceremonies dedicated to him. He was also thought to have destructive power. Everyone relied on Amon-Re for their way of life.

When?

Amon-Re was worshipped from the New Kingdom until King Amenhotep IV ordered the worship of Amon-Re to be replaced with Aton.

Where?

Amon-Re lived in Thebes, Egypt in Ancient Egypt.

Why?

Amon-Re was important to history because he was known as the great lord of gods.

Works Cited

"Amun (Amon; Amun-Re)." The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Patricia D. Netzley. Ed. Michael Berger. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003. 41-43. World History in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.


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