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Transcript of Queen Nefertiti
"The Beautiful One Has Come" Nefertiti's Lifetime
Achievements Resources Nefertiti's Family Nefertiti's
Disappearance Interesting Facts Nefertiti's Evidence Nefertiti's Reign By Navkiran Parmar Nefertiti's Rise
To Power . www.Kingtutone.com . www.ancientegyptonline.com . The Spirit Of Ancient Egypt
Author: Ana Ruiz Book Websites . www.History.com . Nefertiti married Amenhotep IV at the age of 15 . Has been remembered for her beauty . Changed Egypt from polytheism religion to a monotheism religion . Theory suggests Nefertiti grew up close to the royal family and married Amenhotep IV after he took the throne . Nefertiti was considered as one of the most powerful and beautiful women to ever rule Egypt . Chief wife of Amenhotep IV . Had 6 daughters; Merytaten born in year 2, Meketaten born in year 3, Ankhesenpaaten born in year 4, Neferneferuaten born in year 6, Neferneferure born in year 9 and Setepenre born in year 11 . Sister was Mutnodjmet . Theory suggests father is former pharaoh Ay since Nefertiti's sister is mentioned in Ay's tomb . Bust of Nefertiti was discovered on December 6th 1912, in Thutmose's workshop, in Amarna, Egypt . Nefertiti's mummy has not been found . Ruled with Amenhotep IV . Ruled from 1351-1334 BC . Made most important decisions since her husband had poor vision . Nefertiti disappeared around year 14 of Amenhotep IV's reign . The cause of her disappearance is unknown . Theories suggest she became unfavorable to Amenhotep IV since she was unable to provide a son to the throne . Nefertiti could have died from an illness . Theories suggest Nefertiti decided to marry a foreign king and rule in a foreign country . Theory suggests the mummy of "The Younger Lady" found in 1898 is Nefertiti's mummy . German archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt discovered Nefertiti's bust . Believed in Aten Cult which was a religious mythology stating that the sun god, Aten was the most powerful god and the only god worthy to worship . Body of "The Younger Lady" wore nefer beads and a Nubian wig which Nefertiti wore . Body's arms were in a position associated with a pharaoh holding a scepter . People argued that the body was younger than Nefertiti and that it wasn't female . The body was never identified . . Their rule was called the Amarna period . New religious concept was monotheism . Nefertiti changed her name to Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti in support of the new religion and Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten . . Had a strong influence on Egypt's religious aspect . Nefertiti was born in Thebes, Egypt . Nefertiti has become a global icon for cosmetic lines, women, beauty and power . Nefertiti was the stepmother and the mother-in-law of Tutankhamen (King Tut) . Instead of being Egyptian, Nefertiti may have been Syrian . How Nefertiti got into power is unknown . Theory suggests Nefertiti was Amenhotep IV's sister and married him . Amenhotep IV took the throne after his father, Amenhotep III died . After Nefertiti disappeared another person, Smenkhare was recorded to rule with Amenhotep IV . Archeologists believe Smenkhare was actually Nefertiti herself, disguised as a male . Nefertiti invented her own makeup by using the Galena Plant, she used the plant juice and applied it onto her face . Nefertiti ruled in the 18th dynasty . People were forced to worship only Aten . www.Biography.com