Fast forward a few thousand years. I've become quite used to seeing Akhenaten's face, it is very distinctive in Egyptian art history. One day, while looking at pictures on Instagram for an Advanced Art global art project, one face seemed to scream out at me, so much so that my jaw did the proverbial gob-smacked-hanging-open-thing. I saw a photo of a woman who could be Akhenaten's twin- or perhaps descendent. The photo is by Rada Akbar, a brilliant photographer in Afghanistan.(Her website is http://www.radaphotography.com/.
Coming up: I am going to share this story with the photographer, Rada Akbar. I'm very curious to know her reaction!