Egypt During the Reign of Akhenaton

Nijmat

King of Urqarit (Ras-Shamra)

He may have married one of pharaoh Akhnenaton's daughters - a marriage vase was found at Ras Shamra. This vase shows a figure of an Amarnian princess paying homage to her husband (King Niqmat). This vase is now in the Damascus Museum.

Uqarit was in contact with both Egypt and Crete long before the eighteenth dynasty in Egypt.

 

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