Akhenaten was the pharaoh of Egypt best known for introducing a form of monotheism to ancient Egypt during the Amarna Age. This form of monotheism was represented by the worship of the sun god Aten . Akhenaten reigned in the mid-1300s B.C. He was married to Nefertiti and was the father of Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut.
According to Dr. Irwin Braverman, a Yale University physician, Akhenaten had “an androgynous appearance. He had a female physique with wide hips and breasts.”
Dr. Braverman said that the female form of Akhenaten’s body was due to a genetic mutation that caused the pharaoh’s body to convert more male hormones to female hormones than needed.
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Tags: Amarna Age, Akhenaten, Archaeology, Irwin Braverman