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Nefertari
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nfr-ỉtry
"Beautiful Companion"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?)
Amenhotep III
Titles King's Daughter
Father Thutmose IV or
Amenhotep III
Burial KV40
For other pages by this name, see Nefertari.

Nefertari (transliteration: nfr-ỉtry, meaning: "Beautiful Companion") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Burial and family[]

Nefertari was a daughter of an unidentified pharaoh. Her connection to the royal family is uncertain. Her name and title "King's Daughter" are only known from hieratic inscriptions on a pottery fragment found in the KV40 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings. She is said to be from the house of the royal children in the inscriptions.[1]

The royal titles found on many jars in KV40 indicated that the buried were members of the families of Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III, both of whom also are interred in the Valley of the Kings.[2] Since the name of Thutmose IV is followed by True of Voice (indicating he had already died),[1] she was probably interred at some point during the reign of Amenhotep III. However, it is uncertain whether Nefertari was a daughter of Amenhotep III or Thutmose IV.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Susanne Bickel: Princesses, Robbers and Priests - The unknown side of the Kings' Valley. Presentation at a conference at the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, October 14 2017, Online; Nefertari mentioned at 49:16.
  2. "Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children". HeritageDaily, 28 April 2014.
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