Question: What happened to Meritaten?

Death and burial The texts of its boundary stele mention that Meritaten was meant to be buried at Akhet-Aten (modern Amarna).

Did Akhenaten marry his daughters?

Plague hit Egypt during Akhenatens approximately 17-year reign (1353 to 1335 B.C.). So, Akhenaten married his eldest daughter, Meritaten. Then, he had the next eldest daughter, Ankhesenpaaten, marry Tut so that when Tut became king, she would be queen (it was common for Egyptian royalty to marry within the family).

What happened to the second daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti?

Meketaten died in approximately Year 14 of Akhenatens reign. If she did not die in childbirth as discussed above, she most likely died of a plague along with other members of the royal family.

Was Nefertiti also Smenkhkare?

Since coronation names are generally unique to one individual, it has been suggested that Smenkhkare is in fact Nefertiti herself, raised to kingly status to share the throne with her husband at the end of his life.

What happened Queen Nefertiti?

Nefertiti disappears from the historical record around the 12th year of Akhenatens 17-year reign. She may have died at that point, but it is possible she became her husbands official co-regent under the name Neferneferuaten.

Which one of Nefertitis daughters died?

Nefertitis Disappearance Around the year 14 of Akhenaten and Nefertitis reign, their daughter Mekitaten died in childbirth at the age of 13. An image in relief from the time shows the couple standing over their daughters body in mourning. Shortly after this, Nefertiti vanishes from the historical record.

Who was first pharaoh of Egypt?

Menes Many scholars believe the first pharaoh was Narmer, also called Menes. Though there is some debate among experts, many believe he was the first ruler to unite upper and lower Egypt (this is why pharaohs hold the title of “lord of two lands”).

Who was the most hated pharaoh in Egypt?

AkhenatenAkhenaten Amenhotep IVStatue of Akhenaten at the Egyptian MuseumPharaohReign1353–1336 BC 1351–1334 BC (18th Dynasty of Egypt)PredecessorAmenhotep III12 more rows

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