Meryt-Amon was the wife of Smenkhkare' and the
daughter of Akhenaten
and Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti
left the palace that she shared with Akhenaten and lived
in a mansion of her own. When this occurred, Meryt-Amon
became the queen even though she was married to
Smenkhkare'. When Akhenaten died, Smenkhkare' became king
after being Akhenaten's attendant for two years.
Meryt-Amon and Smenkhkare' went back to Thebes to try to
placate the military factions, led by General Horemhab,
and the priests of Amon. After just one year, Smenkhkare'
was dead or deposed of and Meryt-Amon had disappeared.