Amenhotep IV, also known as Akhenaton, was the Egyptian ruler between the years of
1353 – 1335 B.C.E. He served 17 years in office and influenced plentiful of new ideas, until he died. His name “Akhenaton” was meant to mean “He who is of service to the Aten”. This one pharaoh was one intriguing man, quite different from the others that were before him. For one, he was thought of the creator of monotheism. To be monotheistic is to worship only one spirit or god. In this case it would be Aten. Some Philosophers believe that Akhenaton wasn’t quite successful trying to enforce it. But of course, it could be brought up as very controversial topic. What really made him the most famous pharaoh in all of Egyptian history was by being such an influence to political, religious and cultural views in Egypt.
Politics in Egypt weren’t such a huge deal because there was only one pharaoh that everyone was supposed to abide, it was a very simple system. Akhenaton enforced that, and took it to the extreme. He made sure he had no contact with other surrounding countries or rulers. Detailed evidence about Akhenaten's reign and foreign policy can be found in the “Amarna Letters”. These letters were correspondence in the form of clay tablets tablets, sent from Akhetaten to various people; Egyptian military outposts, and to the foreign rulers (recognized as "Great Kings") of the kingdom of Mitanni, Babylon, Assyria and Hatti. The governors and kings of Egypt's subject domains also wrote frequently to plead for gold from Pharaoh, and also complained of being “cheated by him”.
There are well over 100 religions internationally around the world. From Africa, To the middle-east, there are many. Some of these religions may fall under the polytheistic or monotheistic category. And it is thanks to Akhenaton because of that. Akhenaton was a strong believer of the god named “Aten”. It was said that one day Akhenaten had a vision where in he saw a sun disc between...