The mystery of Nefertiti – Egypt’s most beautiful queen with famous striptease and sudden disappearance from history
After dominating ancient Egypt with unprecedented power, Queen Nefertiti mysteriously disappeared from the historical records in 1336 BC. But some believe that she secretly replaced her husband as Pharaoh after his death.
Little is known about the queen’s true origins, it is believed that Nefertiti was born around 1370 BC and raised in the town of Akhmim, and was the granddaughter of an official named Ay.
However, other historians suggest that Nefertiti was actually a princess from the Mittani Kingdom in northern Syria (present-day Middle East).
The ancient Egyptians used to worship many gods, and Queen Nefertiti was a follower of the sun god Aten.
Dubbed the most beautiful woman in the ancient Egyptian dynasties, her name means “Beauty has come”.
Statue of Queen Nefertiti at the Neues Museum (Germany)
The statue of Queen Nefertiti is still disputed between Egypt and Germany
An online artist’s 3D rendering of Nefertiti .’s beauty
People at that time believed that if Aten could see her famous striptease dance, an important part of her daily routine, he would treat Egyptian subjects more favorably.
The queen’s one-day “work” schedule always begins with a nude dance for the Sun God Aten.
Nefertiti married Amenhotep IV when he was 16 and she was 15. When they ascended the throne in Thebes around 1353 BC, Amenhotep IV and Nefertiti began to make major changes to Egyptian society.
They banned other religious activities in Egypt, closed temples, and stripped the Amun sect of power in favor of their favorite god, Aten.
The image of worshiping the sun god Aten is carved on the stone
However, this angered the other gods’ priests. They went to King Akhenaten, begging him to rethink and withdraw the new religious law.
Fearing assassination, King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertari took all the valuables from the closed temples, built a magnificent, magnificent new city, named Amarna.
Later, the couple decided to change their titles: Amenhotep became Akhenaten and Nefertiti became Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti.
This change of name officially confirmed the equality of power between Nefertiti and her husband.
Many pictures depict Queen Nefertiti in roles ranging from defeating enemies in battle, supreme messenger of the god Aten, to commanding a majestic horse-chariot.
In many reliefs, Neferiti is even depicted as a powerful Pharaoh.
It is known that pharaoh Akhenaten had a habit of flirting with other women a lot. King Tutankhamun is said to be the son of Akhenaten and his biological sister.
However, according to historical records, Mrs. Nefertiti was still highly respected by her husband and she was considered the most powerful wife.
During her reign, Queen Nefertiti and pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) helped make their reign prosperous and rich in Egyptian history.
Source: Lost Bird When she had everything she wanted, Nefertiti suddenly disappeared from history!
Sculpture of Queen Nefertiti and King Amenhotep IV
This power couple ceramic image
After 12 years of ruling Egypt with her husband, Queen Nefertiti suddenly disappeared from all recorded documents.
To this day, historians cannot agree on what happened to her, although most scholars conclude that Nefertiti simply died.
Another argument is that Nefertiti was expelled from Egypt when the worship of Amen-Ra resumed after the reign of Amenhotep IV.
However, some other scholars argue that after her husband’s death, Nefertiti disguised herself as a man and continued to rule the country.
Finally, some believe that Amenhotep IV expelled Nefertiti because of her inability to give birth to a successor, a few believe that Nefertiti committed suicide when her daughter Mekitaten died in childbirth at the age of 13.
To this day, Nefertiti’s tomb remains a great mystery to many scholars. Why she disappeared after 12 years of prosperity, the cause of death and the place of burial are still a great mystery to be solved.