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