Akhenaten, known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who ruled for 17 years and died in 1336 BC. He is noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centred on the Aten, or sun disk. Akhenaten tried to shift the culture from Egypt's traditional religion, but the ideas were not widely accepted.
After his death, his monuments were dismantled and hidden, his statues were destroyed, his name excluded from the king lists, and his body hidden.
However, a discovery in 1907 may have uncovered the true resting place of the king’s body, Amazon Prime’s “Egypt New Discoveries” revealed.
In the 2015 series, archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass detailed the true mystery behind the tomb known as KV55.
He said: “No one can tell