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The Royal Family

Amarna - Capital Cities

The Amarna Royal Family Tree

Akhenaten:   “Effective spirit of the Aten“

Ankhesenpaaten:   “Her life is of the Aten“
Original name of Ankhesenamun

Beketaten:   “Handmaid of the Aten“

Meritaten:   “She who is beloved of the Aten“

Meketaten:   “Behold the Aten” or “Protected by Aten“

Neferneferuaten:   “Beautiful are the beauties of Aten“

Paatenemheb:  “The Aten on jubilee“

Tutankhaten:   “Living image of the Aten”
Original name of Tutankhamun

Pharaoh Akhenaten

Reign  1353–1336 BC  Predecessor  Amenhotep III

Successor  Probably Smenkhkare

Consorts  Nefertiti, Kiya & more    Parents   Amenhotep III & Tiye

Born as  Amenhotep IV     What  Ruler of Egypt

Buried  Firstly at the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten, Amarna and thought to be reburied in KV55

Where  Capital City was moved from Thebes to Pharaoh’s designed new Capital called Akhetaten: Horizon of the Aten

When   In Year 5 of his Reign approx. 1348 BC, Pharaoh changed his name officially from Amenhotep IV to Akhenaten. In Year 7 of his Reign he moved in to Akhetaten, his new Capital City in 1346 BC

Pharaoh Tutankhaten
Pharaoh Tutankhamun

Reign  1334–1325 BC

Predecessor  Neferneferuaten

Successor  Ay

Consort  Ankhesenamun (half-sister)

Parents   Akhenaten & Kiya, The Younger Lady

Buried  KV62


Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife

Born  1370 BC in Thebes :  Died  supposedly in 1330 BC in Amarna

Spouse  Pharaoh Akhenaten

She vanishes from the limited historical record for the period, in around the 12th year of Pharaoh Akhenaten’s 17-year reign

Did she die?  OR  Did she become an Co-Regent under the name Neferneferuaten?

Akhenaten’s successor was named Pharaoh Smenkhkare, could this have been Nefertiti’s Regnal name?

From left to right:  Princesses Setepenre, Neferneferure & Neferneferuaten Tasherit

Princess Meritaten


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