The Nubian Egyptian Queen Tiye, Akhenaten’s mother

Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.

About 760 BC, the Nubians of the Kush Empire invaded and conquered Egypt beginning the period of the Black Pharaohs. They made Meroë (pronounced mayor-way) their capitol. They built Jebel Barkel (or Napata) as a sign that Egypt belongs to Nubia. And for their Kings and Queens, who ruled equally, they built these distinctly Nubian pyramids. Their kingdom would last longer than the Egyptians and would end with their defeat by another African empire, the Kingdom of Axum in 656 BC.

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Queen Tiye-

mummy of Thuya, mother of Queen Tiye

The mummy of Queen Tiye , wife of Amenhotep III

Portrait head of Queen Tiye, 18th Dynasty, 1382 - 1344 B.C. Altes Museum, Berlin.

☥ QUEEN TIYE: Queen and Great Royal Wife of King Amenhotep III. Mother of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten.

Hatshepsut.Nefertiti.Cleopatra. Just a reminder. Remember where you come from. Queens wear the crowns.

Queen Tiye was a queen of the 18th Dynasty, married to Amenhotep III. The daughter of Yuya, high official under Thutmose IV. Her mother was Thuya. Queen Tiye was of Nubian extraction.

Queen Nefertiti of Egypt.

King Tut's grandmother Queen Tiye, the mother of Pharaoh Akhenaten. The hairpiece behind her is believed to have been made up of her own hair. It has not disintegrated because of the mummification process and the dry conditions within the tomb. She was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III

Nefertiti - who was the chief wife of the Pharoah Akhenaten and was the step-mother of Tutankhamun. She ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty (1550-1292 BC). Nefertiti means, “The beautiful one has arrived.” Tutankhamun's mother has been confirmed as Mummy KV35YL, (her name is unknown) a sister of Akhenaten. In c.1348 BC Ankhesenamun was born to Akhenaten and Nerfertiti, making her Tut's half-sister. At the age of ten Tut married her. He died at the age of 19.

Ankhesenamon A daughter of Akhenaten (r. 1353–1335 BCE) and Queen Nefertiti…