Biography of Nefertari, Queen of Egypt and wife of Ramses II

Biography of Nefertari, Queen of Egypt and wife of Ramses II

Nefertari is considered as the woman most beautiful of her time. But she not only stood out for it, but also for her intelligence and for being the woman who fell in love with him. Pharaoh Ramses II.

He was born in Egypt though the exact place and date are unknown. It is believed that it could be Ajmin or of Thebes. She is also related as a descendant of the royal family of Pharaoh Ay, from the 18th dynasty. It is believed that the Ramses II concealed his origin.

The first references to it are from reign of Seti I. Apparently it was part of the fabulous harem that he bequeathed to his son Ramesses, who was impressed by the beauty and charismathat gave off Nefertari.

It was the first one wife of Ramses II and was always his favorite. He even elevated her to the category of goddess.

When he was just 15 years old he had his first son; in the years to come she would have 6 children, including two daughters who in the future would be pharaoh's wives.

However, they all died before their father due to the long life that it got.

Influenced the reign of the pharaoh to a great extent. He carried out great diplomatic tasks and held relevant roles in ceremonies that were reserved for priests.

One of the most outstanding facts is that his wise advice allowed him end the war with the Hittite empire.

Tired of that confrontation, she worked hard in the peace negotiations with this people, and to try to achieve it, she sent magnificent gifts to the king and his wife, with whom he struck up a good friendship.

Thanks to her invaluable help and the adoration he felt for her, Ramses II elevated her to the category of goddess personifying her with the goddess Mut, wife of the god Amun, and calling her Nefert-Ary Merit-En-Mut.

In turn, he granted him the privilege of being Lady of the Two Lands.

This allowed Nefertari rule the country when pharaoh was absent. His adoration was evident when he dedicated to him, together with the goddess Hathor, one of the temples of Abu Simbel.

Colossal figures of Nefertari are sculpted on the façade itself.

Nefertari passed away around the 26th year of the reign of Ramses II, who had a magnificent tomb built in the so-called Valley of the Queens.

The honors with which she was buried and the decoration of the tomb were performed as if the tomb of a goddess were.

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