Egypt During the Reign of Akhenaton

Tadukhipi

Daughter of Tushratta, king of Nakurira in Muttani.

She was sent to the harem of Amenhophis III in year 36 of his reign.

This may have been Amenhophis III's second marraige to a Mittani Princess - the first being GilaKhepa.

After the death of Amenhophis III she entered the harem of Akhnaton then known as
Amenhophis IV.

It was through the diplomacy of Tiye that she joined the harem of Akhenaton - Tushratta was keen that the ties between Egypt and Muttani should be tightened and Tiye, wisely used Tadukhipi as a way of cementing the friendship.

 

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