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Tombs of legendary lovers
al-Ahram ^ | February 13, 2014 | Nevine El-Aref

Posted on 02/15/2014 11:25:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Queen Nefertari, whose name means “beautiful companion”, was one of Ramses II’s eight royal wives and his most beloved one.

Although Nefertari’s family background is unknown, the discovery of an inscription of the cartouche of the pharaoh Ay inside her tomb has led archaeologists to speculate that she was related to him. If any relation exists, she could be his great-granddaughter because of the time between the reign of Ay and Ramses II in Ancient Egyptian history.

Until now no decisive archaeological evidence has been found to link Nefertari to the royal family of the 18th Dynasty. Nefertari married Ramses II before he ascended the throne, and she bore him at least four sons and two daughters...

The greatest honour was bestowed on Nefertari by Ramses II as she was not only depicted in statue form at the great temple at Abu Simbel, but she also had a smaller temple dedicated to her and to the goddess Hathor beside the king’s own temple.

A lavishly decorated tomb, QV66, in the Valley of the Queens on the west bank at Luxor... was robbed in antiquity, but rediscovered in 1904 by the Italian Egyptologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. Several funerary items belonging to the queen were taken from her tomb, including gold bracelets, figurines and a small piece of an earring or pendant, all of them now on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the US. A collection of figurines is also exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo...

Ramses II’s love for his wife is registered on the walls of the queen’s burial chamber. He wrote a poem to his wife saying: “my love is unique – no one can rival her, for she is the most beautiful woman alive. Just by passing, she has stolen away my heart.”

(Excerpt) Read more at weekly.ahram.org.eg ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: 19thdynasty; 26thdynasty; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; nefertari; ramsesii
Nefertari’s Temple, Abu Simbel photo: Sherif Sonbol

Nefertari’s Temple, Abu Simbel photo: Sherif Sonbol

1 posted on 02/15/2014 11:25:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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QV66 on Pinterest ( ! ):

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/148900331403161041/


2 posted on 02/15/2014 11:30:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
One of *those* topics.
Although Nefertari’s family background is unknown, the discovery of an inscription of the cartouche of the pharaoh Ay inside her tomb has led archaeologists to speculate that she was related to him.

3 posted on 02/15/2014 11:31:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
This is the weekly Digest ping.

4 posted on 02/15/2014 11:31:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
I couldn't resist....
5 posted on 02/15/2014 11:37:47 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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The tomb of Nefertari Merytmut, QV66

6 posted on 02/15/2014 11:55:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Altariel

:’)


7 posted on 02/15/2014 12:03:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like QV68 had a mastectomy and a leg amputation.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 12:24:18 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nefertari and Ramesses:


9 posted on 02/15/2014 12:38:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought it was already established these folks were inbreeding fanatics.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 2:39:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

Depending on which past love decided my tomb I’ll either be left to rot on the ground or have a Tajmahal built.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 3:53:44 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: SunkenCiv
It's nice to be remembered...

Nefertari

12 posted on 02/15/2014 6:03:10 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: TXnMA

I believe that’s an earlier Nefertari.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 7:13:42 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: SunkenCiv

So being descended from Ay qualified her to be queen, I guess. I didn’t know Ay had any children; the XVIII dynasty pretty much ended with him (there’s a bit of confusion over whether Horemheb belonged to dynasty XVIII or XIX).


14 posted on 02/15/2014 7:17:13 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Berosus

Horemheb was an appointee, a vassal governor.

http://www.varchive.org/tac/hararch.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/index.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/endakhn.htm


15 posted on 02/22/2014 11:44:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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http://www.varchive.org/tac/dakhamun.htm
http://www.varchive.org/tac/twosre.htm


16 posted on 02/22/2014 11:45:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: TXnMA

They were forgotten for at least two thousand years. :’)


17 posted on 02/22/2014 11:49:16 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: TXnMA

Looks like Rosa de Lauro!


18 posted on 02/22/2014 11:51:23 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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