Marianne Luban
re: Nap is not Nip
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:08
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Ian:

"There is no room for her after the death of Tutankhamun, since she was immediately married to Ay after the death of Tutankhamun. "

How do you know? On account of that faience ring? That ring doesn't necessary indicate a marriage between the two parties--immedidately or ever. On one side of the item is the cartouche of Ay, on the other side just "Ankhesenamun".
Nothing about "Hmt nsw wrt", of course. After the death of Tutankhamun, Ankhesenamun had a better claim to the throne than Ay. That cheap ring, probably distributed by the hundreds, was likely made to show people that Ankhesenamun endorsed the kingship of Ay over her own right. But, unkown to Ay, at least for awhile, Ankhesenamun was making other plans--to oust Ay. Ay already had a wife, Tey, shown with him in both his commoner and royal tombs.

  • re: Nap is not NipIan Onvlee, Mon Dec 19 01:29
    Marianne, On a linguistic basis I would assume Dakhamunzu to be Ankhesenamun, but there are some nagging problems with this, the same as those with Meritaten as Dakhamunzu. She was the latest wife of ... more
    • re: Nap is not Nip — Marianne Luban, Mon Dec 19 10:08
      • re: Nap is not NipIan Onvlee, Mon Dec 19 15:39
        Hi Marianne, How do you know? On account of that faience ring? No, I know nothing about a faience ring, but on account of lunar dates, the overall relative chronological timeframe, available... more
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