Foerster mentions some stark differences to the Akhenaten myth, where sun god Aten appeared to him and told him to go build Amarna city at a specific site. Also, Foerster makes Akhenaten sound like a good guy when compared to the ruling priest class. I try not to take sides in history, but I don’t think any one guy, even a pharaoh, can turn a country upside down and expect his people to stay quiet about it.
As a side note, after studying Akhenaten and seeing what others researchers think of him, I still wonder if Hussein Obama might be that guy’s reincarnation.
You know, one of these days I’m going to write a fiction novel based on Ancient Egypt, and I’m going to do some real in-depth research into Amarna. 100,000 residents is a huge number for an ancient site. Compare that to the biggest medieval cities of England who had 3,000 to 5,000 inhabitants.
From the Youtube description: Come with us as we explore the capitol city of Akhenaten, in the desert of Egypt. And better yet, come to Egypt with us in March 2017:
Title: Exploring Akhenaten’s Fabled Capitol City At Amarna In Egypt (YT link) Uploaded by Brien Foerster.