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Two daughters of Akhenaten, Nofernoferuaton and Nofernoferure, c. 1375-1358 B.C

Two daughters of Akhenaten, Nofernoferuaton and Nofernoferure, c. 1375-1358 B.C

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Two daughters of Akhenaten were Neferneferuaten Tasherit, possibly born in his regnal year 8 and Neferneferure, in year 9. They were both daughters of Nefertiti. The younger daughter died young and the older may have served as pharaoh, dying before Tutankhamen took over. Nefertiti disappeared suddenly and mysteriously and what happened in the succession of the pharaoh is likewise unclear.

Akhenaten was the famous heretic king who moved the capital of the royal family from Thebes to Amarna and worshiped the sun god Aten (Aton). The new religion, often considered monotheistic, featured the royal couple in place of other gods in a triad of divinities.

See Library of Congress article on the monotheism of Akhenaten and Mysteries of the Amarna Pharaohs for more details on this fascinating period in Egyptian history.

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