Egypt During the Reign of Akhenaton

Mutemwaya

Wife of Thutmose IV and mother of Amenhophis III.

May have married Amenhophis III and could have been the mother of Smenkhara or Tutankhamon.

She is mentioned as being a Muttani princess.

The change in the physiognomy of the Egyptian royal house during the later part of the eighteenth dynasty could have come about due to the extent of intermarrage between the Egyptian royal family and that of the Mittani empire.

This change can be noted not only in the royal house but in the noble houses as well. It was the custom for officers of Pharaoh's foreign campaigns to return with beautiful captives who were married into the nobal house or placed in the harem.

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