Secondary Sources on Queen Nefertari
Here you will find secondary sources encompassing the many roles and contributions of Queen Nefertari to New Kingdom Egypt in the Nineteenth Dynasty as well as extra sources about her background and significance.
A compilation of images from Queen Nefertari's magnificent tomb in the Valley of Queen (QV66).
This video was taken at Abu Simbel and the guide is explaining the significance of Nefertari's statue being as big as Ramesses II's, thus indicating her importance in Egyptian life during the Nineteenth Dynasty.
Excerpts from a black and white silent film with travel footage from Queen Nefertari's tomb, showing her depicted in many roles, predominantly the religious. It was made by award-winning amateur film maker John V. Hansen c. 1926-1930.
19th century Egyptologist, Amelia Edwards's opinion on the importance of Nefertari to Ramesses II:
"On every pillar, in every act of worship pictured on the walls, even in the sanctuary, we find the names of Ramesses and Nefertari 'coupled and inseperable'... We see, at all events, that Ramesses and Nefertari desired to leave behind them an imperishable record of the affection which united them on the earth, and which they hoped would unite them in Amenti... We see that the Queen was fair, that the King was in his prime. We divine the rest; and the poetry of the place at all events is ours... We feel the love that once passed this way, and that the ground is still hallowed where he trod."