- NAME: Nefertiti
- OCCUPATION: Political Leader, Queen
- BIRTH DATE: c. 1370 BCE
- DEATH DATE: c. 1330 BCE
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Egypt
- PLACE OF DEATH: Egypt
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An Egyptian queen renowned for her beauty, Nefertiti ruled alongside her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten, during the mid-1300s B.C.
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Nefertiti, whose name means, "The beautiful one has come," was the queen of Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C. They created the cult of Aten, the sun god.
Conqueror and king of Macedonia, Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia. He became the king of Persia, Babylon and Asia, and created Macedonian colonies in Iran. He died of malaria in Babylon, Persia, in 323 B.C.
King Tut was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, in power from 1361 B.C. to 1352 B.C. After his death at 18, he disappeared from history until his tomb was found in 1922.
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