Nefertiti: Egypt’s Sun Queen, Viking/Penguin. Revised and extended edition published April 2005.
For over a decade Nefertiti, wife of Akhenaten, was the most influential woman in the Bronze Age world, blessed by the son god, adored by her family, and worshipped by her people. Her image and name were celebrated throughout Egypt, and her future seemed golden.
Suddenly, Nefertiti disappeared from the royal family, vanishing so completely that it was as if she had never been. No record survives to detail her death, no monument serves to mourn her passing, and to this day her end remains a mystery. This book uses a combination of archaeological and textual evidence to explore the life of Nefertiti.