Answering some questions


After my last post, I had some questions that were asked of me and I intend to answer them to the best of my ability.

Rameses II and Nefertari were one of the many Pharaohs and queens of ancient Egypt. Rameses’ line was originally one of the military. His grandfather was Pharaoh Horemhab’s general and was given the throne upon his death, as was Horemhab’s wish. Rameses II became known as one of the greatest Pharaohs in history.

Nefertari and Nefertiti are two different people and were queens next to two different pharaohs. I’m not sure if they were descendants of each other, since there is no evidence remains of Nefertari’s family and Nefertiti has all been erased from history. Though I find it interesting that I can find more sites for Nefertiti than I can for Nefertari, who Rameses II painted on so many walls.
I don’t think that Nefertiti and Nefertari were common names in the time period, but I could be wrong. There might have been plenty of people named Nefertari and Nefertiti among the common people, but at least in the Royalty, they were not common names.
I am not sure if Nefertari was named after Nefertiti, though the similarities makes one think so. There was only 57 years between the end of Akenaten and Nefertiti’s reign and Rameses and Nefertari’s reign. That gives the time for someone close to Nefertiti to have a child and name her Nefertari, in remembrance of Nefertiti, but we can’t be sure at all.

More answers to come…

5 thoughts on “Answering some questions”

  1. That is interesting, because I know I have heard OF Nefertiti and almost got confused by the allusions to Nefertari.

  2. Ok, thanks! Much new knowledge gained…
    And one more question you can answer in your next post… where are Nefertari and Nefertiti in the timeline with relation to King Tut? He was always my favorite to read about.

  3. I was always thinking “Nefertiti” when I read “Nefertari” in your posts. I figured they were two different people, and thanks for confirming this. I do notice as I type this that the spellchecker likes the former, but not the latter. Hmm.

    1. I think it’s because more people know about Nefertiti and use her name, so they adapted the computer to know that spelling.

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