The life and times of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his beautiful Great Wife Nefertiti showcase the political and environmental changes taking place during Egypt’s short-lived monotheistic period in the New Kingdom. He was born into a powerful Theban ruling family. What influenced him and Nefertiti to establish a new capital far away from the powerful Theban cult-based priesthood in an attempt to lead Egypt’s people on a path of peace and enlightenment?