Akhenaten (Box, Carter Archive 001K)

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AlpinLuke

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For example, also in the work of Murnane, "Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt", pages from 90 to 93, we see the mentions of those blocks as attributed originally to Kiya, but Murnane's translation mentions Meritaten.
 
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For example, also in the work of Murnane, "Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt", pages from 90 to 93, we see the mentions of those blocks as attributed originally to Kiya, but Murnane's translation mentions Meritaten.
What if Meritaten was the ‘little monkey’? Born a bit earlier than previously thought, married to her father at an early age in the manner of AIII with Sitamun, and the loyal daughter who buried her father in her own burial equipment (which he had ordered made for her as proclaimed on the Boundary stele so many years beforehand)?
 
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AlpinLuke

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What if Meritaten was the ‘little monkey’? Born a bit earlier than previously thought, married to her father at an early age in the manner of AIII with Sitamun, and the loyal daughter who buried her father in her own burial equipment (which he had ordered made for her as proclaimed on the Boundary stele so many years beforehand)?
It would be an interesting option.
 
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Ayrton

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Then the fact that we cannot check the original pieces is a limit of ours. We can only trust Peet's drawings [so far, I'm looking around if on the net there are the works of the scholars who saw Kiya there].

And this is what we've got:

pictures [left page, upper part] MEEF 38 Peet, E; Woolley, CL - The City of Akhenaton 1 (1923) : Peet, Thomas Eric (1882-1934); Woolley, Leonard (1880-1960) : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
drawings [left page] MEEF 38 Peet, E; Woolley, CL - The City of Akhenaton 1 (1923) : Peet, Thomas Eric (1882-1934); Woolley, Leonard (1880-1960) : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

And here there is what Peet says ... [right page] MEEF 38 Peet, E; Woolley, CL - The City of Akhenaton 1 (1923) : Peet, Thomas Eric (1882-1934); Woolley, Leonard (1880-1960) : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

Here he talks about the names of Nefertiti and Meritaten [left page in the bottom] MEEF 38 Peet, E; Woolley, CL - The City of Akhenaton 1 (1923) : Peet, Thomas Eric (1882-1934); Woolley, Leonard (1880-1960) : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

My impression is that Peet detected only Meritaten and Nefertiti there.
Curious to say the least.
 

AlpinLuke

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Curious to say the least.
With our Russian friend there is also Hanke to check. As for I have found around, it seems that he did something about Kiya there, but his works are not easy to find. This is a moment when I miss a professional aid. But it wouldn't be so easy as well: it's not said that an academic can access to material belonging to an other academic institution [I've got direct experience of this].

But I am patient ... and I will keep on searching.
 
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With our Russian friend there is also Hanke to check. As for I have found around, it seems that he did something about Kiya there, but his works are not easy to find. This is a moment when I miss a professional aid. But it wouldn't be so easy as well: it's not said that an academic can access to material belonging to an other academic institution [I've got direct experience of this].

But I am patient ... and I will keep on searching.
Frustrating, but keep chipping away. The answers are there somewhere.?
 

AlpinLuke

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You know, reality is reality. What I know is that Hawass is optimistic about finding an intact Royal tomb. We will see.

What's sure is that if he found the tomb of Ankhesenamum, we will have some pivotal answers about the questions related to the Amarna Period.
 
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Finding the mummies of any Amarna princess, named in their coffins or wrappings, would make it possible to resolve questions about the identity of KV55 and KV35YL once and for all, if their DNA was viable.

I'm still hoping that the finds from KV40 lead somewhere. It seems to have been established now that the tomb housed the bodies of women and children from the harem of Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III. One woman's mummy identifies her as Taemwadjes "the one of the royal son" i.e. the daughter of a prince, which is very intriguing as it indicates that princes were able to have wives and children. With so much material I look forward to the findings from KV40 to be published in full.
 

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Finding the mummies of any Amarna princess, named in their coffins or wrappings, would make it possible to resolve questions about the identity of KV55 and KV35YL once and for all, if their DNA was viable.

I'm still hoping that the finds from KV40 lead somewhere. It seems to have been established now that the tomb housed the bodies of women and children from the harem of Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III. One woman's mummy identifies her as Taemwadjes "the one of the royal son" i.e. the daughter of a prince, which is very intriguing as it indicates that princes were able to have wives and children. With so much material I look forward to the findings from KV40 to be published in full.
A part that here we cannot discuss genetics [so we will take as certain clues eventual results coming from scientific teams without discussing them], KV40 actually is a potential treasury of clues and evidences. Preliminary reports are no more available on the website of the Swiss uni managing them [I guess because they want to make a bit of business, but it's licit]. So let's wait for something new.
 
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