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Nefertiti - Family, Death, Immortality, See Also

Egyptian queen, the consort of Akhenaton, by whom she had six children, and whose new religious cult of the Sun god Aton she supported. She is immortalized in the beautiful sculptured head found at Amarna in 1912, now in the Berlin Museum. Little is known of her background, but she is believed to have been an Asian princess from Mitanni.

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