Somewhere in North Africa

Monday, March 21, 2005

Midday moon..

I took this photo a month ago and totally forgot about it, I only remembered I should've published it today when I saw the moon by day.. it's nothing compared to the ones that la Luna captures.. but it was a beautiful sight to see.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Amenhotep the fourth, son of Amenhotep the third and Queen Ti. Ruled Egypt during the Eighteenth dynasty.


He was the first to invite people to adore one god that he saw in the sun, Aton.
He changed his name to Akhnaton and transfered the capital of Egypt from Thebes (Luxor) to Akhetaton (Tal el Amarna, near Menya).
Sometimes I think he was a prophet but when God talked to him, he thought that it was the sun, well who knows.. I don't , I just think he was a great man, he had an influence on art, social life and religion back then.
In the scultptures and the reliefs of his time, he's always portrayed as a family man adoring Aton with his wife Nefertiti and their 3 daughters. Aton is portrayed as a disk (the sun) with her rays as arms reaching out to Akhenaton and his family.

Photo taken in the Egyptian museum - Cairo, Egypt