2009-05-01 / Travel
A Middle East Expedition
Part 6: Christians, Jews, and Belly Dancers
Egypt was never an all- Muslim country. The ancient pharaohs believed in a panoply of gods who ruled events on earth. Then, in a strange turn of events around 1352 BC, Chief God Aten morphed briefly into the Only God under Akhenaten, husband of Nefertiti. Soon after this, Moses led his fellow enslaved monotheists on the exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land.