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Who was Nefertiti?

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2016-08-21 14:41:29

Nefertiti was the wife of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton), who ruled

Egypt for 20 years. Tutankhamen (King Tut) was his son by a lesser

wife called Kiya. Akhenaten turned Egypt from polytheism to

monotheism. Tut became Pharaoh at age 9 after the death of his

father. He changed Egypt back from a monotheist religion (worship

of one god) to polytheism (worship of more than one god). King Tut

died at age 18 from a broken leg, probably from carriage incident

when hunting or at war.

Nefertiti, circa 1370 - 1330 B.C. was the Great Royal Wife of

Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep IV She was also the mother-in-law and

probable stepmother to the future King Tutankhamen.

There is a possibility that she was the Queen of Egypt after her

husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamen, using the

name of Nefernefervaten. She had six daughters. Her name

meant "the beautiful woman has come".

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