Ancient Egypt/ Nefertiti

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Ancient Egypt/ Nefertiti

Nefertiti's name means "The beautiful one has come". She was the queen of Egypt and the wife of a pharaoh named Akhenaten. Nefertiti and Akhenaten discovered the cult of Aten who is the sun god. She was also an aunt of King Tut. New kingdom rulers had chosen to marry their sisters or half-sisters but Nefertiti didn't. Her parents had no names. She had a sister name Mutnodjmet. Nefertiti may beem the daughter of Akhenaten's nonroyal uncle named Ay. She wore a tall, flat blue crown that looks a little bit like Akhenaten's blue war crown thats his favorite. Nefertiti has 6 daughters. Their name is Meritaten, Meketaten, Ankhesenpaaten, Neferneferuaten, Neferneferure, and Setepenre. Ankhesenpaaten is married to King Tut.

Accomplishments

1385 B.C - Born 1363-Nefertiti and Akhenaten get married. 1353 B.C-Akhenaten & Nefertiti ruled together 1336 B.C- has 6 daughters 1323 B.C- She was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh 1390 B.C- People believe she was a Egyptian blood, while others believe she was a foreign princess. 1336 B.C - Died

The great things that Nefertiti accomplished is she supported her husband throughout their religious revolution, which changed the Egyptian people from being Polytheistic. Another great thing that Nefertiti accomplished is Nefertiti and Akhenaten built a new capital called Amarna. Their rules is increasing the great resentment towards the new order.Another great thing that Nefertiti accomplished is that she supported her husband religious revolution.

Lasting Impact

Nefertiti changed the religion culture for the average Egyptian queen before her. Nefertiti and Akhenaten changed the religion from a polytheistic to monotheistic.

Citations

-A, N. Head of Nefertiti papyrus. N.d. NA, NA. Egyptian papyrus paintings. web. 17 Dec. 2013-http://www.bibme.org/-A, N. The Body. N.d. NA, Musee du Louvre, Paris, France. Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) and Nefertiti. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.-http://galegroup.com/servlet/kidsinfobits?locld=mattes&finalAuth=true-http://school.eb.com

Ancient Egypt/ Nefertiti

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This is a picture of Nefertiti's Tomb


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