Biography of Ankhesenpaatón (ca. 1350-1330 a.C.)

(Ankh-s-n-pa-Itn) Third daughter of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), Nefertiti, and then wife of Tutankhamun, called so in life of his parents, but whose name would then change (to turn the Court to the discipline of the clergy of AMN) by the Ankhesenamn. Ankhesenpaatn appears in various reliefs with her parents and sisters, in scenes of everyday life in the capital city Akhetatón (El-Amarna). It is known by an Epigraphic reference that I had been wife of his own father, who had been to the Princess Ankhesenpaatn-Ta-sheryt. Then death Smenkhkare - the successor on the throne of Akhenaton - his brother's young age, Tutankhamen, took the throne thanks to his marriage with the Princess. The Royal couple lived some years in Akhetatón, to then move to reside in Memphis and Thebes, in a clear attempt to return to the traditional cult of the God Amon, after the religious brackets of Akhenaton. The premature death of Tutankhamun when he/she was only 19 years old and lack of male offspring motivated, as it is known by a letter from the Hittite Boghazkoy file, that "a widow"Egyptian Queen, very probably Ankhesenpaatn, wrote to the Hittite King Suppiluliumas I, asking one of his sons to marry you and make him the King of Egypt. The Hittite sent his son Zannanazyash (Zannanzas), but was killed in the course of his trip to Egypt by the enemies of the Queen (in reality, by the defiance of Horemheb, general who aspired to the Throne) or perhaps at the instigation of Ay, courtier and Vizier. They are the reasons that were, Ankhesenpaatn, whose name had already been changed by the Ankhesenamn, was forced into marriage with the real courtier elder and vizier, cited above, Ay - his own grandfather, according to some Egyptologists--who took power. Apart from the reference to the discovery of two female fetuses collected at two separate coffins of gold miniature in the tomb of Tutankhamun, and that had to be fruit of relations Ankhesenpaatn and Tutankhamun, and over fifteen titles from the Queen, nothing is known of this in his last moments, since Ay even included it in the scenes of his tombin which he/she did represent his other wife