Jaime O
A small note
Tue Aug 30, 2016 16:06
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Marianne,

you also asked: "If he married Meritaten around Year 12 of Akhenaten, then when was Meritaten the wife of her own father, since she was probably less than 12 in Year 12?"

In my scheme, she married her father after Smenkhkare died. I have her aged about 11 years old when Smenkhkare became king, and aged 16 when her father died. One possibility is that Nefertiti died about Year 17 and between Years 17-18, Meritaten married her father and became Mistress of the House, which Babylon came to know. Under this light, she would be Neferneferuaten and Dakhamunzu, who complains her husband (her father, Akhenaten) didn't leave any boy to inherit the throne. In this scenario, Meritaten became the coregent and swept Tutankhamun aside, as his father died a coregent and meanwhile Meritaten became Akhenaten's proclaimed heir.

  • re: the age of kv55Jaime O, Tue Aug 30 15:50
    Hi all, Marianne, if you'll allow me to interject here. "However, once again, Professor Smith of the Cairo School of Medicine had experience with ancient Egyptian remains. He told Weigall he thought... more
    • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Wed Aug 31 10:09
      Jaime: "Smenkhkare was about 16 years old when he sired Tutankhamun by a sister." I wrote: "You see? It's very easy to say "Oh, well, that KV55 guy has to be Smenkhkare" but it's not very easy to... more
      • re: the age of kv55Jaime O, Wed Aug 31 12:58
        Hi Marianne, Thank you for the reply. "Well, I'm sorry you would characterize my valid comment about "easy" as opposed to "compelling scenario" as a "rant"." My apologies here. English is not my... more
        • Re: the age of kv55Joe Baker, Fri Sep 2 05:15
          Hi Jaime Meryre II's tomb has the last appearance of the royal Amarna family dated to Year 12 and these representations are followed by Smenkhkare's debut with Meritaten by his side. I too think the... more
          • re: the age of kv55Jaime O, Sat Sep 3 07:52
            Hi Joe, thank you for your comments. I appreciate your remarks on Meryre II and they do make sense. To some extent. You and me seem to agree that Meritaten was likelier than not Ankhkhe(t)perure... more
            • re: the age of kv55Kim Sargerson, Mon Sep 5 07:59
              Hi Jaime, Joe I think too much is made of "erasure". There are not always political overtones to this. The calcite jar which apparently had the cartouches of Smenkhkare and Akhenaten side by side,... more
              • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Mon Sep 5 12:23
                Kim: Just a few responses... "It should be remembered that most of Tutankhamun's gravegoods come from a small window of time at the end of the Amarna period. There is one winejar from Amunhotep III... more
                • re: the age of kv55Kim Sargerson, Mon Sep 5 19:05
                  Hi Marianne Thank you for your comments. I wrote "(and no objects attesting to a coregency of Amunhotep III and Akhenaten)." Perhaps I could have phrased that better. What I am trying to say is that... more
                  • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Tue Sep 6 09:30
                    I wrote: "So it is Neferneferuaten on that box element and she did not need a wife. Akhenaten did--and that Great Royal Wife was now Meritaten" Kim: "Yes it is Neferneferuaten, female pharaoh, which... more
                    • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Tue Sep 6 09:48
                      This site gives information as to how cranial sutures are used in determining age of skeletal remains:... more
          • Re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Fri Sep 2 10:17
            Hello Joe, Jaime "Meryre II's tomb has the last appearance of the royal Amarna family dated to Year 12 and these representations are followed by Smenkhkare's debut with Meritaten by his side." "I too ... more
            • CorrectionMarianne Luban, Fri Sep 2 10:47
              Joe: "Phantom children only ever depicted/mentioned in illustrations/texts from the Kiya dedicated Meru-Aten. Her original inscriptions were later reinscribed to represent the older surviving... more
        • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Wed Aug 31 21:19
          I wrote: "However, I do not believe that Akhenaten [Tutankhamun, per Post 17018] was born to Nefertiti until after Year 12. I am with Gabolde in thinking that the child, shielded by fans and attended ... more
          • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Thu Sep 1 08:03
            I wrote: "I don't think the name "Smenkhkare" ever appears in KV62. I will have to confirm. Regardless, there is still KV55, whose earliest door seals bear the name of Tutankhamun--so in his reign."... more
            • re: the age of kv55Marianne Luban, Thu Sep 1 09:34
              Anything that can be known about any sequins from KV62 can be found on page 60 of Reeves' "After Tutankhamun". Interesting chapter, but still nothing verifying Smenkhkare on those sequins.... more
              • Pharaohs and revisionsJaime O, Thu Sep 1 10:08
                Hi Marianne, "I doubt those would have been portrayed as being so important--fans and all. And why kill off that baby? Just because Nefertiti can have been its mother? " Because we know nothing of... more
                • re: the age of kv55Jaime O, Thu Sep 1 10:18
                  Marianne, I was already writing my reply when you posted your 17027 and 17028. Thank you for your further comments. However, I still can't see why Smenkhkare can't be Tutankhamun's father, even if he ... more
                  • Ankhkheperure MeritatenJaime O, Thu Sep 1 21:27
                    The answer was in the link I send all along. Stupid me for not seeing all the items listed at once. http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/carter/046gg.html Here, Meritaten is in clear association with the ... more
                    • re: Ankhkheperure MeritatenMarianne Luban, Fri Sep 2 10:58
                      Jaime: "The answer was in the link I send all along. Stupid me for not seeing all the items listed at once. http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/carter/046gg.html Here, Meritaten is in clear association... more
        • Yet another correctionJaime O, Wed Aug 31 12:59
          "c) AFAIK, the coffin is considered to have been reused from a female to fit Akhenaten" I meant to say "a male' instead of 'Akhenaten' Regards, Jaime
      • CorrectionMarianne Luban, Wed Aug 31 10:10
        I should certainly have written "However, I do not believe that TUTANKHAMUN was born to Nefertiti until after Year 12."
    • A small note — Jaime O, Tue Aug 30 16:06
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