Marianne Luban
re: Carter 001k
Sun Dec 18, 2011 13:41
67.2.98.36

Marianne:
"There may be no cartouche saying "Smenkhkare", but the fact remains that Meritaten is still known as "Great Royal Wife" there. She cannot be king "Ankhkheperure" with that epithet."

Tory:
"The Hittites knew her as Pharaoh and as "the king's wife".

"the SAL.LUGAL (female king) of Egypt, who is Dahamunzu..."

a) You don't know it's Meriten who was called "Dahamunza"

b) Even the Hittites thought that the queen of Egypt was only a consort because they referred to a pharaoh who had "just died".

Regardless, what do the Hittites have to do with that strip of text and knobs from the box? THAT demonstrates Meritaten was, at the time, still only a king's wife and that there was, indeed, a male Ankhkheperure. The possible status of Meritaten at some other later point is not addressed by Carter 001k.

  • Carter 001kTory, Sun Dec 18 13:11
    There may be no cartouche saying "Smenkhkare", but the fact remains that Meritaten is still known as "Great Royal Wife" there. She cannot be king "Ankhkheperure" with that epithet. The Hittites knew... more
    • re: Carter 001k — Marianne Luban, Sun Dec 18 13:41
      • re: Carter 001kTory, Sun Dec 18 14:51
        a) You don't know it's Meriten who was called "Dahamunza" Well she can't be Nefertiti since she predeceased Akhenaten. She can't be Ankhesenamun because Aye succeeded Tutankhamun immediately and no... more
        • re: Carter 001kMarianne Luban, Sun Dec 18 19:22
          Marianne: "a) You don't know it's Meriten who was called "Dahamunza"" Tory: "Well she can't be Nefertiti since she predeceased Akhenaten. She can't be Ankhesenamun because Aye succeeded Tutankhamun... more
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