Who was Nefertiti?
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".