- Oct 2011
- Lago Maggiore, Italy
It requires a certain time to recycle the entire administration of a so centralized system of power and Akhetaten had developed its own social and economical sphere of influence. It took years to see the city totally abandoned. There are clues that when Horemheb got the Throne the city was still alive, even if near to the end. At the end its position was quite strategical and this probably allowed the community to carry on for some years. But once the Court, the administration and the commanders of the Army left ... with the temple of the Aten reduced to a local temple for a tiny community of strong Atenists ... the city became only a big village to leave not to remain jobless.