A relief of a royal couple in the Amarna-period style; figures may be Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Smenkhkare and Meritaten, or Tutankhamen and Ankhesenamun; Egyptian Museum of Berlin.


Queen Nefertiti, the daughter of Ay, married Akhenaten. Her role in daily life at the court soon extended from Great Royal Wife to that of a co-regent. Berlin Museum

Pharaoh Akhenaten and his family adoring the Aten, second from the left is Meritaten who was the daughter of Akhenaten. Egyptian Museum in Cairo.


Talatat blocks from Akhenaten’s Aten temple in Karnak (Public Domain)

Akhenaten, Nefertiti and their children (Egyptian Berlin Museum)