On the 9th year of his reign, Akhenaten declared that Aten was not merely the supreme god, but the only god, and that he (Akhenaten) was the only intermediary between Aten and his people. He ordered the defacing of Amun's temples throughout Egypt, and in a number of instances inscriptions of the plural 'gods' were also removed. In addition, he prevented the existence of any other deity except for Maat, as truth was one of the qualities of the new god. Because of the resistance of the priests of Amun, Akhenaton decided to move the court to another capital. Akhetaton is the only ancient Egyptian city which preserves the details of its internal plan. This is because the city was abandoned few years after the death of its founder.