Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ding Dong the Pretty Queen is Dead

After Akhenaten and Nefertiti died, the old gods and goddesses were restored and Nefertiti and Akhenaten's names sere taken off of documents. The state of chaos that Egypt was in was blamed on Nefertiti and Akhenaten because they rejected the other gods and goddesses. In restoring them, King Tutankhamen promised restored order. A negative side affect of this was that Nefertiti and Akhenaten's names were more despised and feared than "Voldemort". All of Nefertiti's fancy burial things were melted down to use for King Tutankhamen. Sorry, for doing this but I have to bring Smenkhara up again. Yet another thing we don't know about Nefertiti is when she died, but it is hypothesized that she died before Akhenaten (if she wasn't Smenkhara) and that Akhenaten was actually Smenkhara. If that's true, then Nefertiti and Akhenaten's daughter Ankesenpaaten married King Tutankhamen, her half brother, in an attempt to resolve the rift that formed when Nefertiti was banished by Akhenaten and King Tutankhamen. It gets worse: Nefertiti and Akhenaten's oldest daughter Meretaten married her dad, Akhenaten. Congratulations if you kept up with that-you know how Egyptian family trees are! You've got an enviable attention span.


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