Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten (Nefertiti, Smenkhkare)
(co-)ruled 1011 BCE to 1000 BCE ((co-)ruled 1336 BCE to 1327 BCE)

Akhenaten's wife, co-regent and successor.

She was born an Arzawan princess (from Western Anatolia) who was renamed Nefertiti as soon as she came to Egypt.
When her husband Akhenaten became co-regent of his father Amenhotep 3 she became queen Neferneferuaten Nefertiti.
When Amenhotep 3 died she became her husband's co-regent as female pharaoh Ankhkheperure Neferneferuaten Meriwaenre.
After he husband's death the boy-king Tutankhamun became her co-regent who moved the administration to Mennefer while she remained in the city of Akhetaten and reigned as Ankhkheperure Semenkhkare Djoserkheperu until her own death.




family
Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep 4 Akhenaten
mother of Ankhesenamun, Meketaten, Meritaten, Neferneferuaten Tasherit, Neferneferure, Setepenre

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this entry was last changed Sep 11, 2007