Everywhere the Glint of Gold: Reign of the Boy-King

"With trembling hands, I made a tiny breach in the upper left hand corner... widening the hole a little, I inserted the candle and peered in... at first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle to flicker. Presently, details of the room emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold - everywhere the glint of gold..."

-Howard Carter, November 26, 1922


King Nebkheperure Tutankhaten has been "ruling" Egypt for about five years, since shortly after the suspicious deaths of Ankhkheperure-Djesrkheperu Smenkhkare, the Great Royal Wife Meritaten, and one of their infant daughters, Ankhesenpaaten ta-Sherit. Sharing Tutankhaten's throne in Amarna is his young queen, Ankhesenpaaten, the third daughter of Neferkheperure-Waenre Akhenaten and Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti. Although the country is in a state of relative peace (thanks to the careful hands of Tutankahten's adivsors, especially the God's Father Ay and General Horemheb) chaos reigns in the palaces and estates of Akhetaten...

The "Criminal," Akhenaten, has been dead for over six years; his Queen, Nefertiti, for about four. The sun is setting on their dream: Atenism is dying. Without one of the famed royal couple alive, Ay and Horemheb are working to destroy Akhenaten's visionary work.

A daughter of Smenkhkare and Meritaten survives, placed in the care of nobles and renamed for her protection. There are also the queen's younger sisters -- Neferneferuaten-TaSherit, Neferneferure & Setepenre -- to keep track of, and King Tutankhaten and Queen Ankhesenpaaten have (reluctantly) agreed to alter their names and move the court and government away for Akhetaten. They now rule from Memphis (Mennefer) as Pharaoh Nebkheperure Tutankhamen and the King's Great Wife Ankhesenamen.

Principle Characters

King Nebkheperure Tutankhamen (Tutankhaten), age 15; Lord of the Two Lands
Queen Ankhesenamen (Ankhesenpaaten), age 17; King's Great Wife

Princess Neferneferuaten-TaSherit, age 14 1/2; Queen's Sister
Princess Neferneferure, age 13 1/2; Queen's Sister
Princess Setepenre, age 13; Queen's Sister

Lord Maya, Royal Treasurer
Lady Merit, age 20
Sitre (Meritaten ta-Sherit), age 4 1/2

Ay & Tey
Horemheb & Mutnodjmet
Duat & Tia
Amennu Senmuth, Henut-Taneb, Ramose & Ramses
Princess Neferuaten...
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