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28) 2 41 It is likely that the messages addressed to him by foreign kings and by vassals were first read by her, and not handed over to him without ample comments about the intentions of their writers, whom she had learnt to know through and through and to tackle with all the shrewdness of a diplomat. It is possible that certain changes in the dealings of the Egyptian court with foreigners, the reluctance of the young king, for instance, to lavish his gold on his neighbours, in extravagant presents, as his father had done — a change of which the monarchs all complain in their letters — were partly due to the influence of Queen Tiy.

3 Sir Flinders Petrie: History of Egypt (Edit. 1899), Vol. II, p. 214. 50 the gods of his country — and of all countries — in that very light. ”1 But, had the king found the slightest objection to its presence, he would certainly have had it effaced — as he did, in fact, later on. The thing is that he had no quarrel with any of the gods, not even with Amon. His God was above them all and contained them all as He contained all existence; He was not against them. At most, the king may have felt a little contempt for the man-made deities, on account of their local character and of their alleged petty interferences in human affairs.

In fact, it is not exactly for what one could call religious reasons that the priests of Amon and of the other gods showed such stubborn opposition to the king’s projects. It has been said1 that “the religious thought of the period just preceding the reign of Akhnaton was distinctly monotheistic in its tendencies,” and that, with all its startling originality, the new movement was the natural outcome of the long unconscious evolution of the Egyptian mind. The universal power of the Sun is already asserted in the famous “Hymn to Amon as he riseth as Horus of the Two Horizons,” inscribed upon the stele of the two brothers Hor and Suti, architects of Amenhotep the Third.

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