The Nefertari

Egyptian Civilization | c. 1290-1256 BC One of the many wives of the Pharaoh Ramesses II, Nefertari was one of very few Egyptian queens deified while alive. Her prominence in Egyptian civilization is supported by her presence in imagery depicting both Nefertari and her husband as being of equal stature, her correspondence with other significant leaders, and the belief that she was instrumental in keeping peace between Egypt and the Hittites. Her tomb in the Valley of the Queens is the largest.