| Nefertiti |
|Age||40 years old|
|Status||Royal wife of Akhenaten|
|Culture||Ancient Egyptian religion|
|Date(s)|| Born 1370 BC
Died 1330 BC
|Location||Valley of the Kings|
Nefertiti also called Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti, was a queen (royal wife) to Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti parents are not recorded but one assumption is early Egyptologists believed that she must have been a princess from Mitanni (Syria) or She may have been a niece or daugthter of Ay, who was a keeper of records under King Amenhotep III. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Nefertiti and Akhenaten were responsible in thenew religion which changed the views and ways of religion in Egypt. During her reign with her husband it was set to be the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Nefertiti had many titles such as: Hereditary Princess , Lady of Grace, Lady of The Two Lands and Lady of all Women.
Nefertiti was maried to the Akhenaten, in which they had six know daughters. There names were Meritaten, Meketaten, Ankhesenpaaten, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, Neferneferure and Setepenre. There are no records of who Queen Nefertiti parents are only assumptions of who her parents are.
MummificationEditNefertiti’s body has never been discovered, but she is belived to be tomb KV 35 of the Valley of Kings.
There is no exact record of how Queen Nefertiti died. Saying this there are throries of her death. Egyptological theories thought that Nefertiti vanished from the historical record around Year 12 of Akhenaten's reign, with no word of her thereafter. Explanations included a sudden death, by a plague that was sweeping through the city, or some other natural death. Another theory is that she died between the time of Akhenaten death and the accession of Tutankhamun.
The bust is of Nefertiti is one of the most iconic figures of Egyptian antiquity. Nefertiti was made famous by her bust which was discovered on 1912 by a german archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt. The Nefertiti bust was an old painting limestone bust of Nefiriti and now lies in the Neues Museum, Berlin.
Nefertiti by: Anneke Bart. Retrived October 16, 2015 http://euler.slu.edu/~bart/egyptianhtml/kings%20and%20Queens/Nefertiti.html
World Biography: Retrived October 16, 2015 http://www.notablebiographies.com/Mo-Ni/Nefertiti.html
World time: Retrived October 16, 2015 http://world.time.com/2012/12/06/the-bust-of-nefertiti-remembering-ancient-egypts-famous-queen