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Nefertiti

This ancient Egyptian queen was famous throughout the ancient world for her outstanding and unusual beauty. She was married to the legendary king Akhenaten, and is the most well known queen of Egypt. Her face is one of the most recognizable icons from this period in history.

Hardly anything is known about the origins of Nefertiti but it is highly unlikely that she was of royal blood. Her father was possibly a high official Amenhotep III. Akhenaten and Nefertiti had six daughters, although the succession after his death is not certain and there is no record of a male heir. After queen Nefertiti's death her body disappeared and has since never been found. The mysterious icon of her face is worn in jewelry throughout Africa in recognition of her reign. Some Africans believe that since her body disappeared and was never found that she was taken up to heaven with God and never in fact died. Because of this they will wear her pendant in hopes that the same fortune will be theirs.

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