Tory
re: Carter 001k
Sun Dec 18, 2011 14:51
112.198.81.174

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 Hittite visiting Egypt with orders to find out what is going on would be stupid enough to believe just the queen and her people telling him there are no Weapons of Mass Destruction, i.e. there is no king in the country send us a son of Suppiluliuma and he will be king.

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

Wrong. The dead male pharaoh is always called "lord" and not LUGAL (male king) even though he was a king. However the female pharaoh who survived him is called SAL.LUGAL (female king) and Dahamunzu = "the king's wife".

Regardless, what do the Hittites have to do with that strip of text and knobs from the box?

Should be obvious. The box has a unique case of a female pharaoh retaining her lesser title of Chief Queen. This EXACT same Amarna novelty is attributed to the Amarna age Dahamunzu in the Hittite texts. Therefore, Dahamunzu must be Meritaten.

Tory

  • re: Carter 001kMarianne Luban, Sun Dec 18 13:41
    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:... more
    • re: Carter 001k — Tory, Sun Dec 18 14:51
      • 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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