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Moses and Akhenaten: The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus

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A reinterpretation of biblical and Egyptian history that shows Moses and the Pharaoh Akhenaten to be one and the same.

• Provides dramatic evidence from both archaeological and documentary sources.

• A radical challenge to long-established beliefs on the origin of Semitic religion.

During his reign, the Pharaoh Akhenaten was able to abolish the complex pantheon of the anci
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Bear & Company (first published 1995)
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Marti Martinson
Nov 28, 2013 Marti Martinson rated it liked it
Another Egyptologist, Assmann, has said this author "applies science fiction to the past". Osman does write well and coherently, and this is a very nicely produced book, but I feel the text is REALLY laboured, sort of like Von Dankien and the "Ancient Astronauts". I have no doubt that Osman is sincere, but he has to go to great pains to prove Akhenaten = Moses. Freud and Assmann, in my unqualified opinion, are probably correct that Moses must have been an Egyptian official/priest.....Still, Osma ...more
Roger
Jun 19, 2014 Roger rated it it was ok
This book presents an interesting twist in the attempts to match Biblical chronology with the archaeological evidence. And it's just that: interesting.

The author does a good job of weaving together seemingly unconnected dots, even if the way he presents his evidence sometimes leaves you wondering how it all does connect. But in the end, anyone with some knowledge of Egyptian and biblical history could come up with at least a few alternative interpretations to the same evidence.

Osman wants to p
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Darren
May 21, 2010 Darren rated it liked it
Recommended to Darren by: Meredith Brackstone
Moses = Akhenaten (Faced with the accusation that Akhenaten was not the real heir to the throne, I believe the Israelites called him mos, the son, to indicate that he was the legitimate son of Amenhotep III and the rightful heir to his father’s throne. P.67)

Joseph = Yuya (vizier, Master of the Horse and Deputy of the King in the Chariotry to both Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III p.53)

Tiye = Royal wife of Amenhotep III, Joseph’s Daughter, Akhenaten’s Mother

Amenhotep III = Akhenaten’s Father (18th D
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Laura
Jun 03, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
I do not agree with his conclusions, but he writes in an easily understood manner and his work contains some fascinating information.
Thomas Walsh
This is a revolutionary idea. It ties many myths and facts together into a single vision of holiness, journey and interprettion. I finished it with my jaw dropping!!! This book has some astounding facts!
Josh
Apr 19, 2009 Josh rated it it was amazing
Incredibly interesting book. A good read for anyone interested in language or religion. Read Stranger in the Valley of the Kings before picking up this book.
Ann
Aug 08, 2011 Ann rated it did not like it
This is one of the most outrageous twisting of facts to suit theory imaginable.
Michele
Jun 24, 2009 Michele rated it did not like it
Don't read - not a scholar in the field - pulls on information then sensationalizes it
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Shelves: theorism
However the mummy of Akhenaten has been found disproving the theory in this book.
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Ahmed Osman (Arabic: أحمد عثمان) is an Egyptian-born author and Egyptologist. He has put forward several theories which are mainly rejected by mainstream Egyptologists ...more
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