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Nefertiti (pronounced at the time something like *nafratiːta) (c. 1370 BC – c. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was the mother-in-law and may have been stepmother of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. After her husband died, Nefertiti may have also ruled as pharaoh under the name Neferneferuaten. However, some archaeologists do not think Nefertiti was Neferneferuaten.
Her name in English means "the beautiful (or perfect) woman has come". Nefertiti was one of the most powerful queens in Ancient Egypt.
She is best known for her bust, which is in the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany. This bust is considered to be a beautiful example of Egyptian art.
References[change | change source]
- James Allen, Middle Egyptian, (Cambridge University Press), 2004.
- Dodson, Aidan 2009. Amarna sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian counter-reformation. The American University in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-977-416-304-3
Other websites[change | change source]
- Row over Nefertiti bust continues
- Do We Have the Mummy of Nefertiti? by Marianne Luban, 1999 (predates Joann Fletcher's work).
- J. Kluger, A. Dorfman, Nefertiti found?, Time, June 16, 2003; online edition
- Tracking Nefertiti Discovery article on Joann Fletcher's work.
- King Tut tut tut The Sunday Times on Joann Fletcher's work.
- Spinning Nefertiti
- Discussion on the Nefertiti found? program
- The Encyclopedia of El Amarna, examining her time and connections
- Nefertiti, a musical based on the Egyptian queen.
- Altes Museum, Berlin
- "Queen Nefertiti, Images & History"
- Reconstruction of Nefertiti's Face
- "M.A. Mansoor Amarna Collection"