Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
By Karima Lachtane

The Mysterious Disappearance of Queen Nefertiti

Theories of Nefertiti's Disappearance


She was considered the most beautiful woman of her time, and she would prove herself to be much more than yet another pretty face. Queen Nefertiti was a very strong woman and her background is as mysterious as her being.


Mysterious Disappearance of Queen Nefertiti.


Where to locate Queen Nefertiti in ancient Egyptian History

Queen Nefertiti was married to Akhenaton (Amenhotep IV) whom is said to be the father of Tutankhamun which means that she was Tutankhamuns stepmother.

As she was the wife of Akhenaton whom ruled Egypt between 1350 and 1334 B.C. (Before Christ), we can place her to pretty much to the same time between 1350 and 1334 B.C.

Queen Nefertiti was born around 100 years after the Great Pharaoh/Queen Hatshepsut and 100 years before the days of Seti I and his son Ramesses II.

If I had to explain how Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaton changed the ancient Egyptian world, this would become a book post. But you most probably already know about the scope of the story, namely they moved the capital and changed the religion, which off course caused a lot of problems for the priest, pretty much making them unemployed.

This is not a post detailing the events that happened, but I do suspect that these events were exactly the reason for what happened next.

Theories of the Disappearance of queen Hatshepsut

A big and quite interesting question to pose in regards to Queen Nefertiti and her husband Akhenaton is, why did they change things so radically? Akhenaton seems to have followed the old ways as a child, then suddenly everything flips 180 degrees.

Queen Nefertiti just stops being mentioned from the year 13 in Akhenaton's rule, and now their temples are battered ruins. There are so many questions about this family, especially from Akhenaton's time and onwards in their kingdom.

There are some theories that she is the pharaoh Smenkhare, but many seem to disagree on this point, and since no real evidence so fare proves one or the other, this must be left open to future debates.

It is most logical that she has died, but under what circumstance is unknown.

Personal note:

In the Boston museum there exists a block of stone with a relief of Nefertiti, but it is quite different that other reliefs. On it we see Queen Nefertiti depicted in a large boat, with her own image at the end of some big paddles. 

Queen Nefertiti is seen standing in the Pharaohs position smiting a captive, which we normally see in regards to the pharaohs wars. In the relief she shows a clear war like nature, but I have never seen Akhenaton in such a pose. 


Their roles seem to have been reversed, in that Akhenaton seems more feminine like and Queen Nefertiti seems very masculine in her nature.

This could be proof of what kind of fate she might have had. She defiantly angered a lot of priests, whom were used to things in a different manner. 

Her own father's position as Vizier could also have added to the conflict between the kingdom and the priesthood. It is very obvious that the priests didn't care for her, because there is not a lot of her personal things found, and those that are found in others graves, indicating a clear lack of interest in keeping her and her things together, which was essential for the afterlife in those days.

I know that there was a lot that I did not mention, because as I said that would be equal to a books length. I simply try to give you information that is not mentioned even thou its true, let's call it a different angle on that ancient history, than the regular guide book.



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