Akhenaten was a pharaoh who ruled ancient Egypt from 1352 B.C. to 1336 B.C..

When Akhenaten took the throne of Egypt, he changed the focus of ancient Egyptian religion. Akhenaten believed that the Aten should replace Amun as the most important god in ancient Egypt. Many people did not agree with this.

After Akhenaten died his monuments were destroyed, and his name was removed from wall reliefs and statues.