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Kiya-Tasherit .

Also Known As: "Kuja-Tasherit", "Kiya-Tasherit"
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Daughter of Amentotep IV AkenAton, Pharaoh of Egypt and Kiya Tadukhepa Meryamon
Sister of Unnamed Daughter and Smenkhkare
Half sister of Meritaten; Meketaten; Ankhesenpaaten I; Neferneferuaten Tasherit; Neferneferure and 4 others

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About Kiya-Tasherit .

Kiya was one of the wives of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Little is known about her, and her actions and roles are poorly documented in the historical record, in contrast to those of Akhenaten's first (and chief) royal wife, Nefertiti. Her unusual name suggests that she may originally have been a Mitanni princess.[1] Surviving evidence demonstrates that Kiya was an important figure at Akhenaten’s court during the middle years of his reign, when she bore him a daughter.[2][3]

Some of the recarved inscriptions indicate that Kiya had a daughter, whose name is not preserved.[2][3] Marc Gabolde proposes that Kiya's daughter was Beketaten, who is more often identified as a daughter of Amenhotep III and Tiye.[9]

    • 2. William J. Murnane. Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt. Edited by E.S. Meltzer. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 1995. (ISBN 1-55540-966-0) Page 9, pp 90–93, pp 210–211.
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ta-sherit = "the child" "junior" (II)