Akhenaten, part two

The Pharaoh Akhenaten decides to get rid of all the old gods. Queen Nefertiti doesn’t agree. The Chief Priest has an idea….

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As usual, the full script is below the fold….

Akhenaten: Well, Nefertiti, it’s official. Aten, the sun, is now the only god.

Nefertiti: Akhenaten, do you think this is a good idea?

Akhenaten: I am the Pharaoh. I can do anything I want.

Nefertiti: But the priests aren’t happy that you got rid of the other gods and goddesses.

Akhenaten: Too bad. There is only one god, and that god is the sun.

Nefertiti: Here comes the chief priest now.

Chief priest: Excuse me, your highness.

Akhenaten: Yes, what do you want.

Chief priest: Couldn’t we have one or two minor deities in addition to Aten?

Akehnaten: Hmmm. No! Aten is the only god.

Chief priest: But people keep seeing images of the old gods around the city.

Akehnaten: Good point. We’ll build a new city, and everyone will move there.

Nefertiti [to chief priest]: Now see what you’ve done.

Chief priest: Sorry.

Akhenaten: Where’s the royal architect? Design a new city. We’ll call it “Horizon of the Sun.”

Royal architect: Yes, your majesty.

Akhenaten: Where’s the Royal Building Contractor? Get fifty thousand slaves, and start building.

Royal Building Contractor: Yes, your majesty.

Akhenaten: And be quick about it.

Royal Building Contractor: I’ll use that new technology where we use standard-size building stones.

Akhenaten: A new city for my new god. This is going to be great.

Nefertiti: You know what’s going to happen.

Akhenaten: What?

Nefertiti: As soon as you die, they’ll go back to the old gods.

Chief priest: Hey, Royal Building Contractor. Come over here where the Pharaoh can’t hear us.

Royal Building Contractor: Hi, Chief Priest. What can I do for you?

Chief priest: The Pharaoh’s good for maybe another ten years. But as soon as he dies….

Royal Building Contractor: You want my crew to chisel out anything with the new god, right?

Chief priest: Let’s be ready to bring the old gods and goddesses back as soon as we can.

Narrator: Tune in next week to find out what happens!

British police box image: CC BY SA 2.0 Immanuel Burton

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