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Difference between Queen Nefertiti and Queen Nefertiri?

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From last two three days, I was noticing this question, circulating over Quora. So I decided to shed some light there.
This confusion is only due to resemblance of names. Nefertiti and Nefertari were different individuals that lived approximately 50 years apart.

Nefertiti

The Chief Royal Wife of Akhenaten‘s full name was Nefer-neferuaten Nefertiti,  which means Beauty [of] beautiful of Aten, The beautiful one[woman]  [is] come’, lived in the 18th Dynasty sometime between 1394 b.c. and  1340 b.c. .Nefertiti is also known for a famous bust of her head, as show below.

Nefertari

The Chief Royal Wife of Ramses II‘s full name was Nefertari-Meri-Mut which means, The most beautiful of all the land, Beloved of Mut, and  lived sometime between 1292 b.c. and 1225 b.c.. Again these dates will vary.

Nefertari had a temple built for her at Abu Simbel. All four great statues at the entrance of this temple are of Ramses II, while Next to the legs of the colossi, there are other statues no higher than the knees of the pharaoh. These depict queen Nefertari.

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Hieroglyph In Temple of Abydos

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For me, this is really a controversial piece of hieroglyph in the temple of Abydos. Some people (who claim that Egyptians had some contact with aliens) believe that this hieroglyph is real and in original form.

The Abydos-Hieroglyph
Some other says that the carving was altered by the successors of Ramses II (may be Merneptah). It was a common practice among Pharaohs of Egypt to destroy the symbols and glory of their forefathers, in order to showcase themselves. Example is Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el Bahri, where statues and wall paintings were destroyed by her own son.

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