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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Nefertari



Mummy of Nefertari.
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Mummy of Nefertari.

Standing Nefertari from the wall decorations in the tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens
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Standing Nefertari from the wall decorations in the tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, Luxor.

Front of Nefertari's temple at Abu Simbel, Egypt.
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Front of Nefertari's temple at Abu Simbel.

(Ca. 1290-1254 BCE) Queen to Ramses 2, the most famous of all Egyptian kings. She was but one of several wives to Ramses, but her prominence was not paralleled whatsoever by any other wife.
She is famous for many monuments, both her dedicated temple at Abu Simbel near her husband's, as well as her spectacular tomb in the Valley of the Queens, Thebes.
She was deified during her lifetime, and in representations, she was the same size as her husband; the common representation in Egyptian art was to make a wife inferior in size to her husband.
She was active in national politics, and had her own correspondence with foreign powers
She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters, but none became king after their father, but one daughter became great royal wife of her father.

Biography
Ca. 1290 BCE Born, but her family background is not known.
Ca. 1277: At the age of 13, she marries King Ramses 2, who was about 10 years older.
Ca. 1254: Dies, from unknown causes.





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By Tore Kjeilen