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He defaced the symbols of many of the old deities, and based his religious practices upon the deity, the Aten.He moved his capital away from Thebes, but this abrupt change was very unpopular with the priests of Amun, who now found themselves without any of their former power.The introduction of Atenism under Akhenaton constructed a monotheist worship of Aten in direct competition with that of Amun.Praises of Amun on stelae are strikingly similar in language to those later used, in particular the Hymn to the Aten: "When thou crossest the sky, all faces behold thee, but when thou departest, thou are hidden from their faces ...Merenptah commemorated his victories over the Sea Peoples on the walls of the Cachette Court, the start of the processional route to the Luxor Temple.

This Great Inscription (which has now lost about a third of its content) shows the king's campaigns and eventual return with booty and prisoners.Major construction work in the Precinct of Amun-Re took place during the 18th dynasty when Thebes became the capital of the unified ancient Egypt.Construction of the Hypostyle Hall may have also begun during the 18th dynasty, though most building was undertaken under Seti I and Ramesses II.A solar deity in the form of a ram can be traced to the pre-literate Kerma culture in Nubia, contemporary to the Old Kingdom of Egypt.The later (Meroitic period) name of Nubian Amun was Amani, attested in numerous personal names such as Tanwetamani, Arkamani, Amanitore, Amanishakheto, Natakamani.Next to this inscription is the Victory Stela, which is largely a copy of the more famous Israel Stela found in the funerary complex of Merenptah on the west bank of the Nile in Thebes. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London When the army of the founder of the Eighteenth dynasty expelled the Hyksos rulers from Egypt, the victor's city of origin, Thebes, became the most important city in Egypt, the capital of a new dynasty.