Nefertiti: Unlocking the Mystery Surrounding Egypt's Most Famous and Beautiful Queen

Nefertiti: Unlocking the Mystery Surrounding Egypt's Most Famous and Beautiful Queen

by Joyce Tyldesley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0140258205

ISBN-13: 9780140258202

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

Nefertiti (c.1350 BC) is widely known from the exquisite painted bust of her in the Berlin Museum. But beyond this image we know little about her. Wife of Akhenaten, the monotheistic pharaoh, adored by her family, blessed by the sun god, and worshipped by her people, Nefertiti suddenly and completely vanished from the record. Was she banished by her husband or raised

Overview

Nefertiti (c.1350 BC) is widely known from the exquisite painted bust of her in the Berlin Museum. But beyond this image we know little about her. Wife of Akhenaten, the monotheistic pharaoh, adored by her family, blessed by the sun god, and worshipped by her people, Nefertiti suddenly and completely vanished from the record. Was she banished by her husband or raised to rule as his equal? Did she reign, under another name, in her own right? Could she have been the 'eminence grise' behind the young Tutankhamun, her son-in-law? Tyldesley draws on archaeological, textual and artistic evidence in a detailed discussion of Nefertiti's life and times at the ephemeral and heretical Amarna court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140258202
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates......................................................ix
List of Figures.....................................................xi
Map and Chronologies................................................xv
Acknowledgements.................................................xviii
Introduction.........................................................1
1 The Imperial Family..............................................11
2 A Beautiful Woman Has Come.......................................37
3 The Aten Dazzles.................................................67
4 Images of Amarna.................................................92
5 Horizon of the Aten.............................................110
6 The Mystery of the Disappearing Queen...........................139
7 Sunset..........................................................167
Epilogue The Beautiful Woman Returns..............................187
Notes..............................................................201
Further Reading....................................................219
Index..............................................................221

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