The History of Egypt Podcast

Akhenaten (Part 2): The Great Queen(s)...

In 1361 BCE, Amunhotep IV was settled into his power. It was time to find a queen - his choice would be one of Egypt's most famous women...

This episode covers Amunhotep's diplomatic engagements with Mitanni and the first appearance (and origins) of Nefertiti. Also, we present part 2 of our interview with Dr. Joyce Tyldesley of Manchester University...

Time period: c.1361 BCE (regnal year 2).

Queens: Nefertiti (Nefer-neferu-Aten Neferet-Iti); Queen Mother Tiye; Yuni of Mitanni.

Kings: Amunhotep IV (Nefer-kheperu-Re Wa-en-Re); Tushratta of Mitanni.

Notable sites: Karnak (Ipet-Sut); West Bank of Thebes (Waset); Kingdom of Mitanni (Mesopotamia).

Images and Bibliography at https://egyptianhistorypodcast.com/2019/04/24/nefertiti-episode-109/ ...

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