ANCIENT CAPITALS

Tell el Amarna: Egypt- It was the capital for a brief time during the reign of Amanhotel IV who is also known as Akhenaton. He moved the capitals mid way between the old capitals of Memphis and Thebes when his religious ideas of monotheism were met with opposition from the priests at Thebes. Dedicated to his new god ‘Aten’, the city was abandoned shortly after his death in 336 BC. His son Tutankhamun became the pharaoh and decided to return the capital to Thebes

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