date is unknown, but they do know she was born in Thebes. She
was married to
Akhenaten from 1353 to 1336 B.C.
Her children were
sibling is Mutbenret.
She may have ruled
in the New Kingdom right after her husband's death.
She is best
known for her painted sandstone bust, which was rediscovered
in 1913 and
became a global icon of feminine beauty and power.
have been the daughter of Ay. Another theory says
she was a princess from the Mittani Kingdom in Northern Syria.
She was her husband's Great Royal Wife (favored).
name is Neferneferuaten. That means Beautifully are
the Beauties of Aten,
Woman has Come.
Nefertiti had given birth to six daughters, her husband began
taking other wives including his own sister and he was the father of
future King Tut.
third daughter Ankhesenpaaten would eventually become her
half brother Tut's queen. Nefertiti disappeared from historical record
around the 12 year of Akhenaten's 17 year reign. She may have died at
that point, but it is possible she became her husband's official
co-regent under the name of Neferneferuaten.
died 1331 B.C. On December 6, 1913 a team led by German Archeologist
Ludwig Bordchardt discovered a
sculpture buried upside down in the
on the floor of the excavated workshop
of the royal sculptor Thutmose
The painted figure featured a slender
neck, a gracefully sculpted face,
and a blue cylinder shaped headpiece
of a style only seen in pictures