The mysteries of Nefertiti, "the coming beauty".

by Egyptian Symbols February 01, 2020

  • The royal wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton was the beautiful queen Nefertiti.

whose name means " the coming beauty," and this might be indicating that she was not Egyptian but had come from another country.

The fact is that she seems to have shared the religious concerns of her royal husband and played a prominent role in it during the time they lived in the capital known today as tell-el-Amarna. By the way, it was among the ruins of that city that the famous bust of the queen was found.

Nefertiti

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No one knows what happened to the mummy of the Pharaoh Akhenaton, but no one can say categorically what finally happened to Nefertiti.

Some say that after the death of her husband Akhenaten she returned to her native country with some of her daughters, others assume that she could have been killed without any evidence.

Others say that she survived her royal husband and ruled Egypt for a while, in reality nobody knows anything about her last days or whether she was buried in Egypt or elsewhere.

From the mid-nineteenth century to the present day have been found numerous mummies, some have been identified but many others not, although judging by the trousseau with which many of them were buried can be said that in general were noble characters or dedicated to the priesthood.

However, sometimes researchers encounter anonymous Egyptian mummies that provoke much controversy and not a few professional jealousies among Egyptologists themselves, such is the case of a mummy of a woman found in the tomb KV-35 of the famous Valley of the Kings.

Women's Mummies in Burials for Men
In itself it is striking that in a burial place intended for men a woman was buried, although in this case it is not only a woman but two women in the same room of the tomb.

How could that be? Who can these two women be from ancient Egypt? Who put them there and when?

Let's start by saying that the tomb KV-35 was the tomb built for the pharaoh Amenhotep II, grandfather of Akhenaten.

Inside a room of this tomb, which was then disguised so that no one knew what was there, three mummies were placed inside, side by side: the mummy of an older woman who could still be seen carrying a long hair, in the middle of a young boy's mummy, and on the other side the mummy of a young woman with a completely shaved skull.

None of these three mummies had bandages, these had been removed by the tomb robbers looking for jewels and had left them piled up and without order at the feet of the mummies themselves.

We do not know for sure, but everything seems to indicate that the thieves of tombs managed to find these three mummies and entered to rob them, later someone, perhaps pious priests, discovered the crime and limited themselves to seal and disguise the entrance of this room.

The Rediscovery Of The Tomb

In 1898 this tomb was rediscovered by Victor Loret, and in it there were several hidden royal mummies and the three mummies mentioned above.

All but the three mummies mentioned were moved to other places, and there remained the three unknown mummies stripped of their identity and bandages but re-hidden behind a concealed door until that door was opened again in early 2000.

What follows are not conclusive proofs, what follows are the intuitions of the British Egyptologist who carried out the investigation supported by a competent scientific team who carried out all the tests in situ.

And a servant, for my part, I feel strongly urged to agree with Dr. Johan Flecher, because what I see are very reasonable and logical signs.

Unfortunately, both the one who was most responsible for the excavations in Egypt and a part of the international community rejected the conclusions of the British Egyptologist, perhaps because they were not forbidden to do more excavations in the Egyptian deserts.

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