However, without a claim of power by marriage, Nefertiti may have been rendered powerless in the city. In the capital, her name was replaced by that of her daughter, suggesting that if there was a strife between the two, Akhenaten was able to cripple his wife’s power. With this Drake’s ending, of Nefertiti usurping her husband as king is rendered entirely invalid. However, it is possible that after Nefertiti achieved status as high as her husband in the occult that her daughter had to take her place in ceremonies. Nefertiti took on the additional title of Neferkheperura, “perfect are the forms of the sun,” mirroring the throne title of her husband. This suggest that with her elevation to co-regent with her husband that a place opened in which
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