Akhenaten (Part 2): The Great Queen(s).
In 1361 BCE, Amunhotep IV was settled into his power. It was time to find a queen – his choice would be one of Egypt’s most famous women.
This episode covers Amunhotep’s diplomatic engagements with Mitanni and the first appearance (and origins) of Nefertiti. Also, we present part 2 of our interview with Dr. Joyce Tyldesley of Manchester University…
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