Egypt During the Reign of Akhenaton

Dates and Time scale

AKHENATON (ca. 1409 - 1369 B.C.)

NEFERTITI (ca. 1410 - 1370? B.C.)

SMENKHKARA (ca. 1395 - 1369 B.C.)

TUTANKHAMON (ca. 1378 - 1360 B.C.)

MERITATEN (ca. 1354 - ca. 1339 B.C.)

MEKETATEN (ca. 1353 - ca. 1341 B.C.)

ANKHESENPAATEN (ca. 1351 - +1328 B.C.)

NEFERNEFRUATEN TASHERIT (ca. 1349 - ? B.C.)

NEFERNEFRURE (ca. 1348 - 1343/2 B.C.)

SETEPENRE'(ca. 1347 - 1343/2 B.C.)

Year of Akhenaton's Reign

Date- according to Pendlebury

Event

Comment

 

1411 B.C.

Amenhophis III ascends the throne

 

 

1410 B.C.

Amenhophis III marries Tiye

She would have been about 13 years old

 

1409 B.C.

Amenhophis IV is born - later to become Akhenaton

Malaka

 

1410

Nefertiti is born

Fall of Knossos

 

1395

Smenkhkara is born

At Malaka

Soon after the accession of AMUNHOTEP IV as co-regent with his father AMUNHOTEP III

 1386

Akhenaton married NEFERTITI,

Akhenaton would have been 16 0r 17

Year 2

 

Birth of MERITATEN

Ref Weigall,

Year 3 or 4

 

Birth of MEKETATON

 

Year 5,

 

Birth of ANKHESENPAATEN

 

Middle of Year 5

 

Title - "Beauty of the beauties of the Aten" is assumed by NEFERTITI

 

Year 6

 

AkhetAten, "occupied" by the court - Amenhophis IV changes name to Akhenaton

 

Year 7

 

Birth of NEFERNEFRUATEN -TASHERIT

 

Late year 8 or early year 9

 

Birth of NEFERNEFRURE

 

about Year 9

 

NEFERNEFRUATEN TASHERIT was shipped off to Ugarit to marry the newly-crowned NIQMAD II

No more is heard of her

Year 9 or 10

 

Birth of SETEPENRE

 

Year 10

1378?

Birth of TUTANKHAMON

 At malaka

 

1375

Death of Amenhophis III

 

eighth day of the second month of winter in Year 12",

 

Coronation Tribute
To Akhenaton

 Tiye visits Akhetaten

Year 13

 

Akhenaton married MERITATEN as early as Year 13

She was about eleven years old. She could have been the mother of MERITATEN TASHERIT.

Year 13 or 14 prior to NEFERNEFRURE's death

 

SETEPENRE died

 

Year 13 or 14

 

NEFERNEFRURE dies

 

Year 14 or 15

 

MEKETATEN died

Possibly in childbirth She was buried in Room Gamma of the Royal Tomb at Akhet-Aten, quite possibly the second occupant of the family crypt.

Year 14 or 15

 1370?

Nefertiti dies or falls from favour

 

Year 15

 1370?

SMENKHKARE made co-regent with Akhenaton

 

Year 16

 

ANKHESENPAATEN was married by her father

 

Year 16 or 17

 

Birth of ANKHESENPAATEN TASHERIT to Ankhesenpaaten

 

Year 17

 1369

Akhenaton dies

 

SMENKHKARE's Year 3 or early in the undocumented Year 4 

 

MERITATEN dies

 

Year 4

 1369

Death of Smenkhare

 In Thebes

 

 1369

 Tutankhamon ascends the throne

 

 

 1367

 Nefertiti dies?

Court returns to Thebes and names are altered

 

1360

Tutankhamon dies after returning from a journey to the Egyptian territories

 

 

1360

 Ay marries Ankhesenpaaton

 

 

1356

Ay dies

 

 

1356

Horemheb ascends to the throne

 

 

1356

Hatred against Akhenaton and his family breaks out

 

 

  

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