Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Queen Nefertiti

Nefertiti, "the Beautiful One Comes", wife and consort of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt at a time of great upheaval. Very litle is known of this enigmatic Queen, whose daughter Ankhesenamun married the young Tutankhamun.

Akhenaten created controversy in Egypt by worshipping one God alone - the Sun God - Aten, and moving his power base to a new city, Armana, created in honour of Aten.



Kazimierz Michalowski speculates that at some point during Akhanaten's reign at Armana, the royal couple experienced "problems" and Nefertiti moved into another palace, with Tutankhamun and four of her daughters.
Following the death of Akhenaten (1362BC), Tutankhamun became Pharaoh, and the royal court was moved back to Thebes. Nefertiti all but vanishes from history.

Nefertiti Resurrected on Discovery Channel - this presentation takes you on the journey of Egyptologist, Dr Joann Fletcher on her quest to find the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti (See also her highly recommended book: "The Search for Nefertiti").
Queen Nefertiti by Jimmy Dunn

Nefertiti is the subject of many a book ... a selection follows:

The Search for Nefertiti by Joanna Fletcher

Nefertiti, the Mystery Queen by Burnham Holmes

Nefertiti by Philipp Vandenberg

Akhnaten: the Rebel Pharaoh by Robert Silverberg

Nefertiti by Evelyn Wells

Akhenaten and Nefertiti - Cyril Aldred

The Life and Times of Akhnaten, Pharaoh of Egypt by A. Weigall

King Sun: In Search of Akhenaten by Joy Collier

Nefertiti Lived Here by M. Chubb
Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten: Nefertiti: Tutankhamen by Rita E. Freed

Amarna, City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti by Julia Samson



Fictional accounts...
Nefertiti of Egypt by Mary Englar

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead by Nick Drake

Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen by Joyce A. Tyldesley
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

Valley of the Kings by Cecelia Holland

The Golden Pharaoh by Karl Bruckner

The Lost Queen of Egypt by Lucile Morrison

Pillar of Fire by Judith Tarr

The Goddess Queen: A Novel Based on the Life of Nefertiti by Johanna Harwood

Sun Queen: A Novel About Nefertiti by Emma L. Patterson

Nefertiti by Alexandra Hamilton

Queen Nefertiti by Francis B. Rylance

1 comment:

Marcia Bell, MPA:HA said...

I love Egyptology and everything about ancient Egypt. I recently wrote a blog post about Nefertiti. Please take a look. Maybe you have some input about the elongated posture of her head and head dress.
http://fabsensualclothing.blogspot.com/
Best, mb

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