Year 0 of Amenhotep IV (Future Akhenaten)Amenhotep IV (Ahkenaten) is - in some historians point of view - considered to have had a co-regency with his father, Amenhotep III.
Year 1 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)Amenhotep continues working on Pylons at Karnak temple created by his father Amenhotep III.
His daughter Meriaten was born - first nod to the god Aten by Amenhotep in his family.
Year 2 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)Work started on four temples to the Aten at Thebes.
Celebration of the first Jubilee - the Jubilee was traditionally celebrated around the 30th anniversary of a Pharaoh's coronation (the Sed-Festival), so this was an unusual event in the scheme of the 18th dynasty. The Sed-festival's purpose was like renewing a pharaoh's 'contract' or to reinforce the pharaohs divine power and kingship.
Year 3 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)Nothing of significance / was recorded in this year.
Year 4 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)Work starts of the city of Ahketaten - It was built approximately half way between Memphis and Thebes on the Nile river, and the space was chosen as the Sun (aka the Aten) was seen to rest in a valley that was visible to the people in Ahketaten, and was also the hieroglyph for the Aten.
Birth of Meketaten and Ankhenspaaten, who were both daughters.
Year 5 Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)His work at Karnak was completed
Year 6 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)Central section of Akhetaten completed.
Amenhotep IV changes name to Akhenaten, meaning 'effective for Aten' (Amenhotep means 'Amen is satisfied'.
Work begins on Royal tomb located in Akhentaten.
Year 7 of AkhenatenNothing of significance was found in records related to the time.
Year 8 of AkhenatenSeat of government transferred to Akhetaten
Year 9 of AkhenatenNames of the Aten purified to remove references to all gods except Re.
Akhenaten's Sarcophagus' are carved.
Year 10 of AkhenatenBirth of Neferneferuaten
Year 11 of AkhenatenBirth of Neferneferure and Setepenre.
Year 12 of AkhenatenOfficial family, with all six of Nefertiti's daughters shown for last time.
Akhenaten's mother, Queen Tiye, visits Akhetaten.
Year 13 of AkhenatenDeath of Meketaten
Year 14 of AkhenatenDeath of Nefertiti.
Meritaten becomes Queen.
Year 15 of AkhenatenMeritaten marries Smenkhkare.
Co regency between Akhenaten and Smenkhkare.
Year 16 of AkhenatenNothing of significance found in records
Year 17 of AkhenatenDeath of Akhenaten