National Geographic : 2017 May
128 national geographic • May 2017 A limestone stela at the Neues Museum (below) features Akhenaten and Nefertiti with three of their daughters beneath the sun god Aten. In Amarna stelae like this were erected as shrines in elite residences. No images of Akhenaten, Nefertiti, or Aten have been found in the commoners’ cemeteries, suggest- ing that the new religion had yet to be embraced by the masses. Today, though, Egyptians at a Cairo theme park pose in ways that recall the natural, family- oriented style of Amarna art (right).