The Mysterious Life and Death of Egypt’s Queen Nefertiti

Nefertiti is one of the most fascinating Egyptian rulers in history. She was a queen, but also a priestess – and might have even been a pharaoh. She and her husband, Amenhotep IV (AKA Akhenaten), tossed out the old gods and set up the sun as god in the form of Aten. This didn’t go over well with everyone, but it did give the couple absolute power over their subjects. In her 14 years of rule, Queen Nefertiti was held in high regard by her husband, her royal subjects, and Thutmose, the sculptor who famously captured her face. Nefertiti was depicted as wearing the crown of a pharaoh, and may have ruled as one after her husband’s death while King Tut was preparing to rule. #QueenNefertiti #AncientEgypt #WeirdHistory

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