Akhenaten Armana Timeline

Timeline created by rynnemm
  • 1,350 BCE

    Year 0 of Amenhotep IV (Future Akhenaten)

    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.
  • 1,349 BCE

    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.
  • 1,348 BCE

    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.
  • 1,347 BCE

    Year 3 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)

    Nothing of significance / was recorded in this year.
  • 1,346 BCE

    Year 4 of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)

    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.
  • 1,345 BCE

    Year 5 Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)

    His work at Karnak was completed
  • 1,344 BCE

    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.
  • 1,343 BCE

    Year 7 of Akhenaten

    Nothing of significance was found in records related to the time.
  • 1,342 BCE

    Year 8 of Akhenaten

    Seat of government transferred to Akhetaten
  • 1,341 BCE

    Year 9 of Akhenaten

    Names of the Aten purified to remove references to all gods except Re.
    Akhenaten's Sarcophagus' are carved.
  • 1,340 BCE

    Year 10 of Akhenaten

    Birth of Neferneferuaten
  • 1,339 BCE

    Year 11 of Akhenaten

    Birth of Neferneferure and Setepenre.
  • 1,338 BCE

    Year 12 of Akhenaten

    Official family, with all six of Nefertiti's daughters shown for last time.
    Akhenaten's mother, Queen Tiye, visits Akhetaten.
  • 1,337 BCE

    Year 13 of Akhenaten

    Death of Meketaten
  • 1,336 BCE

    Year 14 of Akhenaten

    Death of Nefertiti.
    Meritaten becomes Queen.
  • 1,335 BCE

    Year 15 of Akhenaten

    Meritaten marries Smenkhkare.
    Co regency between Akhenaten and Smenkhkare.
  • 1,334 BCE

    Year 16 of Akhenaten

    Nothing of significance found in records
  • 1,333 BCE

    Year 17 of Akhenaten

    Death of Akhenaten