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Was Nefertiti a good person?
Nefertiti was perhaps one of the most powerful women ever to have ruled. Her husband went to great lengths to display her as an equal. In several reliefs, she is shown wearing the crown of a pharaoh or smiting her enemies in battle. But despite this great power, Nefertiti disappears from all depictions after 12 years.
Would a pharaoh be a woman?
Female Pharaohs: Pharaohs were the powerful monarchs of ancient Egypt and while most were men, every now and then a woman ascended the throne, not as a queen mother or regent but as a sole monarch herself. Among the most famous women to hold this distinction were Hatshepsut and Cleopatra II.
How did Nefertiti lose her eye?
Missing left eye Borchardt assumed that the quartz iris had fallen out when Thutmose’s workshop fell into ruin. The missing eye led to speculation that Nefertiti may have suffered from an ophthalmic infection and lost her left eye, though the presence of an iris in other statues of her contradicted this possibility.
Who came first Cleopatra or Nefertiti?
A descendant of Ptolemy I, a Macedonian Greek who established Hellenistic rule over Egypt in the late 4th century B.C., Cleopatra is not, strictly speaking, a successor to Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and the other Egyptian queens in this show.