theory: Moses, having
been an Aten Priest, removed his
monotheism to the Jews.
However, the Aten cult loses a public
face 50 years before RamessesII,
popularly thought the Pharaoh
There are, however,
serious studies concluding Moses was
another name for Akhenaten himself, in
The young Moses, whose mother is
Jewish blood, Queen Tiye, is brother
to the heir of AmenhotepIII,
Thutmoses, who dies at an early age.
Queen Tiye's father was Yu, the Sef
(military advisor) and best friend of
AmenhotepIII. The Pharaoh's second son
by Tiye, Moses now inherits and
becomes AmenhotepIV, The Royal House,
and aristocracy generally, had been
flirting with the One God notions of
the Jews (Hyksos) before the Hyksos
were defeated by Akmoses, first of the
[Manetho lists two Eodus, 480,000 to
Jerusalem aligning with the fall of
the Hyksos capitol at Avaris and
80,000 at the end of the 18th Dynasty
following the confrontation with
Ramesses(1) after the death of
Horeheb] The Hyksos and all their
innovations were brought
into the house of Egypt throughout
AmenhotepIV begins his career pursuing
the Aten, changing
his name to Akhenaten
and bringing his people to Amarna.
Scenario One: Becoming
ever more involved, he reverts to his
early house name, Moses sometime
around 1334BCE blows off the whole
Egyptian Royal House and takes his
people to the Hyksos lands in the Nile
Isthmus. He is absent from view, some
32 years, through the time of
Horemheb. He returns an old man, with
his Cobra Staff to regain the throne
from Horemheb's assistant, Ramesses
(I), who inherited when the childless
Most likely Scenario Two:
There is a coup, from which Ay holds
the Royal House together by interceding
before Horemheb and allowing
the Amarna to fall. Ay is the
political figure, Horeheb, the General
who bides his time. Akhenaten was
forced to flee.
Tut and Ankhesn are raised, Tut
dies, The older Aye, again retains
the Royal House by marrying
Ankhesn. In four years, Horemheb
becomes Pharaoh and expunges the Aten
Cult from history.
On Horemheb's death, the old man fails
in a last ditch effort to regain the
throne from Horemheb's successor,
Ramesses (I) and leads his people
toward the Jordon.
The Egyptians called him Akhenaten,
the Jews, Moses.
the Great Pharaoh. Reign: June
1386 to 1349 BC or June 1388 BC to
December 1351 BC/1350 BC. Coming
to power at 6 to 12 years of age,
died in regnal year 39. - 1349BC
||Tiye - born: 1398
BC, died: 1338 BC at 60 years
A woman of power, an outsider not
of Egyptian blood, daughter of Yu
the Sef Military adviser, whose
If old, KV55 may be Akhenaten; who would
then seem to be Tutankhaten's father.
demand that KV55, shown to be
Tutankhaten's father, is a 19 to
22 year old, and if true cannot be
If KV55 was young, it is probable
to be Smenkhkare; who is
understood to have been born in
AmenhotepIII 35 or 36.(1353 or
1351) and would make him 2 to 4
years old at the beginning of
Akhenaten's reign, and near 14
when Tutankhaten was born.
If KV55 and KV35YL, the Younger Lady, are
the parents of Tutankhaten, as DNA testing
shows, and KV55 is Smenkhkare, he would
possibly have been a young co-regent with
Akhenaten, to then become Pharaoh and
husband to Merytaten before dying around
1334 at 17 to 22 years old, leaving his
young son in line.
Tutankhaten's mother, KV35YL would
be Smenkhkare's elder sister and has
been judged in her mid-twenties at
death, violently murdered in the midst
of the Amarna. Young Tutankhaten was let
have been at the time Smenkhkare was
associated with Merytaten.
If Smenkhkare is 19 to 22 in 1334, his
mother, Queen Tiye would have been in
her mid to late 40s at his birth.
Stabbed in the side, she was rolled over
for a death blow to the face by ax. DNA
analysis shows the Younger Lady is the
daughter of AmenhotepIII and Tiye, sister
of Akhenaten and the mother of Tutankhaten
- the only boy. Being a royal but second
to Nefertiti, who failed finding an heir
after six daughters, it is conceivable the
Younger Lady may have colluded with Thebes
in an unsuccessful attempt to save the
withering Amarna Royal House from its then
apparent disintegration. Such a crime may
be the only scenario that would make the
murder of Tutankhaten's mother plausible.
Tutankhaten lives regardless if whether
Akhenaten or Smenkhkare are the father.
Smenkhkare goes with Merytaten and expands
his position into a Co-Regency with
Akhenaten to then inherit.
If this were some mere jealously or a
power play on the part of Nefertiti, as
has been put forward, certainly
Tutankhaten would not have been allowed to
survive. However, the principals were more
sophisticated. Until an heir was apparent,
Tutankhaten, the only boy, would live.
The Younger Lady is the sister of the
Pharaoh, an equal. Only high crime, that
posed a danger to the throne from their
perspective, could force such punishment.
From the wounds, we can see the murder
seems to have been a graphic and fluid
scene, not the result of a crimes trial
and execution. Therefore we can imagine an
active coup stopped in progress. A good
study might ask who were the actors in
Thebes at this time and who may have been
the go-betweens? Or who would have
been thought so, by the Younger lady?
It also may be true
that a conspiracy of the Younger Lady for
throne could have been a "sting operation"
set up by Nefertiti or her supporters.
Obviously the Younger Lady was a danger to
their presently organized Royal House,
with it's six daughters and lack of an
heir. The precipitation of a coup could
have any one of a very few possible
origins, the Younger lady and her
immediate advisers, Thebes or an
orchestration from without, Nefertiti
A pressing aspect for the Younger Lady
would have been to stop her son's father,
Smenkhkare from having a new heir with
Merytaten; an effort which was then
The above chronologies leaves me
comfortable concluding the Younger Lady
was murdered for treason against the Royal
This lends a certain credence to the
notion that the Younger Lady's plot may
have been wholly genuine and egregious,
and not a "sting" from within.
Important Aspect: The
Younger Lady is the daughter of Queen
Tiye (below, left), widow of
the Great King, AmenhotepIII. She
lived with the actions of her
children. Was she presiding, or a
witness? If the Younger Lady was
colluding with Waset and the Amun
Priesthood, did Queen Tiye's
Hyksos religion sway? Certainly
Queen Tiye's choice would be stark: The
Aten and Akhenaten's Royal House over the
Amun and the life of her daughter. Or did
she watch helplessly?
At the time the Younger Lady disappears,
the images of Kiya the "Court Ornament"
are replaced at Amarna with images of
Merytaten, now set in relationship with
Smenkhkare, father of the Younger Ladys'
son, Tutankhaten. This points to Kiya's
concurrent equality with Merytaten and
then also speaks for the possibility of
the "Younger Lady" being the disgraced
Kiya as her dates, temple inscriptions and
station, their ages, the events and time
However, scholarship provides speculative
claims of Mitanni origins for Kiya with no
definitive remains to show parentage. The
contemporary exchange of images in the
Sunshade, in my view, proves equality of
station and kingship. Therefore, The
Younger Lady and Kiya are one and the
(Akhenaten) shares power with
father, Amenhotep for 8 years,
then becomes Pharaoh in 1349. He
worships Aten, builds and moves to
Amarna in his 5th regnal year and
changed his name to Akhenaten.
died: 1336 BC or 1334 BC
However, note Timeline 2, at
Aten - tomb of Ay
|Nefertiti has six
daughters. Eldest is Merytaten,
the "Most Beloved", who in time
New: They were still in power,
together in year16.
Born 1348BC (Timeline One), year 1
of Akhenaten's reign. Married
Smenkhkare and became the female
following Smenkhkare's death. See
She is of the Aten cult and her
time closes when Tutankhaten is
However, note Timeline 2.
is possibly of KV55 and father of
the only royal male, Tutankhaten
with the Younger Lady (see above).
He is the young brother of
Akhenaten and groomed for the
throne with Akhenaten's eldest
daughter, Merytaten. Smenkhkare
becomes co-regent with Akhenaten
in his teens and Pharaoh for but a
allows us to see Merytaten as
Princess, Queen, Pharaoh and
exceptional mind who would have
changed all worlds.
Aten cult wanes with the fading of
it's leader, Akhenaten.
9 year old, Tutankhaten Marries
his 13 year old sister.
Their names are changed in a
repudiation of the Aten Cult.
marries her brother and becomes
Queen of Egypt.
In 10 years, Tutankhamun dies and
Ankhesenamun is swept into a lost
and tragic struggle against
Egyptian Widow depends
on true dating
and defining death dates for (1)
Merytaten, (2) Tutankhamun and
most importantly: Suppiluliuma.
Dahamunzu and the Zannanza
Affair depend on Suppiluliuma's
actual active years. Dates in
common sources cannot be
trusted, as most of these
writers are simply copying and
imagining. The Zannanza Affair
concerns the Egyptian Widow,
either Nefertiti, Merytaten or
Ankhesenamun. Defining their
dates against those of
Suppiluliuma is crucial. Another
dating system, based on
Moon-phases against monument
inscriptions, put with new finds
of Pharaonic wine-bottling dates
that create a 14 year reign for
Horemheb need to be parsed out.