National Geographic : 2017 May
140 national geographic • May 2017 Mamdouh Abu Kelwa sails his felucca past the unfinished Aten Museum in Minya. Akhenaten needed only five years to build a new capital; the 25-acre museum complex has taken more than twice as long because of political and economic instability. Since the project began, Egypt has undergone a revolution and a coup, and two former presidents have been put on trial. Meanwhile the ancient king continues to be the subject of monumental art, including this sculpture at Minia University (below).