The mysteries of Nefertiti, «the beauty that comes»

The mysteries of Nefertiti, «the beauty that comes»

The royal wife of the pharaoh Akhenaten it was the beautiful queen nefertiti, whose name means "the beauty that comes"And this could be indicating that she was not Egyptian but had come from another country.

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

Nobody knows what happened to the mummy of pharaoh Akhenaten, but it is that nobody can say categorically what finally happened to Nefertiti.

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

Others say that she survived her royal husband and that she ruled Egypt for a time, actually nobody knows anything about his last days nor if she was buried in Egypt or elsewhere.

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

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

Female mummies in men's burials

It is already striking that a woman was buried in a burial place intended for men, although in this case it is not just a woman but two women in the same tomb room.

How could that be? Who could these two ancient Egyptian women be? Who put them there and when?

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

Inside a room of this tomb that was later concealed so that no one would know what was there, inside three mummies were deposited together, one next to the other: the mummy of an older woman who is still He could be seen wearing long hair, in the middle the mummy of a young boy, and on the other side the mummy of a young woman with a totally shaved skull.

None of these three mummies had bandagesThese had been taken from them by grave robbers who were looking for jewels and they had left them piled up and without order at the feet of the same mummies.

We do not know for sure, but everything seems to indicate that the tomb robbers managed to find these three mummies and entered to rob them, later someone, perhaps some pious priests, discovered the crime and limited themselves to sealing and concealing the entrance to this room.

The Rediscovery of the Tomb by Victor Loret

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

All the mummies except the three mentioned were transferred to other places, and there the three unknown mummies were stripped of identity and their bandages but hidden again behind a concealed door until that door was reopened at the beginning of the year 2000.

What follows is not conclusive evidence, what follows is the intuitions of the British Egyptologist who carried out the research supported by a competent scientific team who performed all the tests on site.

And one server, for my part, I feel strongly impelled to agree with Dr. Johan Flecher, because what I see are very reasonable and logical clues.

Unfortunately, both the one who was ultimately 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

I was born in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona 62 years ago. I have always liked history, especially the history of Pharaonic Egypt, but also all that history that has to do with biblical sources of which I consider myself a good follower. I have been able to visit all the countries of the Mediterranean balcony, with which my modest knowledge of some ancient cultures has been enriched, Egypt on two occasions.Apart from traveling I have liked and still like museums, reading about archeology, good cinema . As an occupation from which I have lived there are the Graphic Arts and then as a public employee. Anyway, my life does not stand out in a special way from the lives of my peers, it is quite normal. I already participate in an Egyptology forum, and now I have been given the opportunity to participate in redhistory, I hope that from time to time I can contribute modestly.

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