Maketaten


Maketaten
Daughter of King Akhenaten c.1379-1367 BC.
    Maketaten was the second daughter of *Akhenaten and Queen *Nefertiti. She apparently died soon after Year 12 of *Akhenaten's reign. She was probably buried in the Royal Tomb at Amarna in a subsidiary suite of chambers, where the wall-scenes show the king and queen grieving as they stand at the side of her bier while, outside the death chamber a female figure (probably a nursemaid) holds a baby. These representations have caused much speculation, and it has been suggested that Maketaten may have died in childbirth and that *Akhenaten may have been the father of her child.
BIBL. Martin, G.T. The Royal Tomb at El-Amarna. London: 1974; Aldred, C. Akhenaten, King of Egypt. London: 1988.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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