The Sun was the Only Witness
When Akhanaten became Pharaoh of Egypt, around the year 1360 B.C., he kindled a religious revolution: He wanted to restrict worship to the Sun-god, Atun. Egypt had been a polytheistic realm for more than 2,000 years. It was an immense risk, here of all places, to attempt to found a religion with a single god. The visions of the ruler on the Nile opened up a new chapter of human history.