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Akhenaten, Nefertiti, & Their Three Daughters


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 24 August 2019
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The Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE), sits on the left and holds one of his daughters. Queen Nefertiti (c. 1370 - c. 1336 BCE) sits on the right and two of her daughters appear with her (one sits on her lap and the other rests on the left shoulder). The couple is seated under the God Aten and his rays. Several cartouches of Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Aten can be seen. Note the typical Amarna style of the head/skull, belly, and hips/thighs. Limestone. From Amarna, Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1345 BCE. It is at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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