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The Death Of Meketaten

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Among the many controversial problems of the Amarna Period is the interpretation of the so-called birth scene in Room γ in the Royal Tomb at Amarna. In fact, there is a second, very similar scene in Room α, this chapter concentrates on Room γ. The scene occupies the East wall of a room in the Amarna royal tomb which appears to have been specially designed for the burial of Akhenaten and Nefertiti's second daughter Meketaten. The inscription above the body of Meketaten on her deathbed is clear enough, the text inscribed in two columns in front of the woman holding the child has only partly survived, that is, it did until 1934, when what was left of the text and indeed of much of the decoration was almost entirely destroyed by vandals.

Keywords: death of Meketaten; royal tomb at Amarna



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