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1

what is polytheism?

the worship of many different gods

2

what is monotheism?

the worship of just one god

3

were the ancient egyptians polytheists or monotheists?

polytheists...they worshipped many different gods

4

was the pharaoh amenhotep a polytheist or a monotheist?

monotheist

5

how did the egyptian people feel about being forced to limit their worship to the one god that pharaoh amenhotep worshipped?

they did not like this...they wanted their old gods back.

6

what did the egyptians do when the pharaoh amenhotep died?

they tried to erase all record of him ever being pharaoh.

7

where was king tut buried?

in the valley of the kings

8

who discovered king tut's tomb?

howard carter

9

did robbers steal king tut's treasure?

no...they couldn't even find his tomb

10

tell me about the reign of amenhotep

the ancient egyptians had worshipped many gods for a very long time, but the pharaoh amenhotep forced them to be monotheists, worshipping only the god he favored. shortly after his death, the egyptians went back to worshipping their traditional gods, and they tried to erase all traces of amenhotep's time as pharaoh.