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New Kingdom Queens

Great Royal Wives - The People

The New Kingdom Period of Egypt spanned from 1550 BC to 1069 BC, and covered the 18th to 20th Pharaonic Dynasties. In World history it is known as the Bronze Age and the height of Ancient Egyptian power.

The rulers and their wives took a proactive route to guarding Egypt’s borders, carving out an empire using their allies as buffers. Many of today’s best-known Rulers of this period were Pharaoh Hatshepsut, Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, Pharaoh Seti I and Queen Tuya, Pharaoh Ramses II and Queen Nefertari, Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, and of course Pharaoh Tutankhamun and Queen Ankhesenamun.

This was also another golden time for building projects with the Architects Amenhotep and Senenmut being encouraged to work for the Royal Family.

Click on the image to learn about the life of the Queen

Queen Ahmose who was married to Pharaoh Thutmoses I, together they were parents of female Pharaoh Hatshepsut
Queen Hatshepsut who later became Pharaoh in her own right!
Queen Nefertiti, married to Pharaoh Akhenaten and ruled with him from Amarna
Queen Ankhesenamun, wife to the boy King, Pharaoh Tutankhamun & Pharaoh Ay
Queen Tiye, Joint Ruler with Pharaoh Amenhotep III for nearly 40 Years, mother to Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, later Pharaoh Akhenaten; Grandmother to Pharaoh Tutankhamun; Sister to Pharaoh Ay

Queen Sitra, wife of Pharaoh Ramses I, and mother to Pharaoh Seti I

Queen Tuya, wife of Pharaoh Seti I

Queen Nefertari the great love of Pharaoh Ramses II’s life, who had the Smaller Temple built for her at Abu Simbel

The Great Royal Wives of Pharaoh Ramses II who followed in Queen Nefertari’s diplomatic footsteps

The Great Royal Wives of the Pharaohs of the 20th Dynasty


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