Friday, January 20, 2017

Meritaten - Amarna

"Meritaten also spelled Merytaten or Meryetaten (14th century BC) was an ancient Egyptian queen of the Eighteenth dynasty, who held the position of Great Royal Wife to Pharaoh Smenkhkare, who may have been a brother or son of Akhenaten. Her name means "She who is beloved of Aten"; Aten being the sun-god her father worshipped; Meritaten also may have served as pharaoh in her own right under the name, Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten." Meritaten with a sistrum. The parents of Meritaten, Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Egyptian blue lotus. Alabaster from the Tut treasure. Meritaten 18th dynasty. Coffin of Queen Meritaten. Nofret - 4th dynasty.

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