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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Nefertiti



Bust of Nefertiti in Neues Museum. In Berlin, Germany.
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Bust of Nefertiti. In Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Small statuette of Nefertiti. In Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.
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Small statuette of Nefertiti. In Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

House altar of Akhenaten (left) and Nefertiti (right) and their three daughters. In Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.
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House altar of Akhenaten (left) and Nefertiti (right) and their three daughters. In Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Egyptian queen, chief wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten.
It is believed that Nefertiti was active in the religious and cultural changes initiated by her husband. She also had the position as a priest, and she was a devoted worshipper of the god Aten. Nefertiti's high position was changed dramatically in the 12th year of Akhenaten's reign, when the couple's daughter took over her position as chief wife by marrying her own father. Altogether, Nefertiti had six daughters.
What Nefertiti now is remembered for, is the painted limestone bust depicting her, one of the greatest works of art of the pre-modern world (see illustration). This is exhibited in the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.





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