Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Meryt-Amon


18th Dynasty

Meryt-Amon was the wife of Smenkhkare' and the daughter of Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti left the palace that she shared with Akhenaten and lived in a mansion of her own. When this occurred, Meryt-Amon became the queen even though she was married to Smenkhkare'. When Akhenaten died, Smenkhkare' became king after being Akhenaten's attendant for two years. Meryt-Amon and Smenkhkare' went back to Thebes to try to placate the military factions, led by General Horemhab, and the priests of Amon. After just one year, Smenkhkare' was dead or deposed of and Meryt-Amon had disappeared.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011