The wife of King Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten and the mother of his six daughters, including Meritaten and Ankhesenpaaten, later the wives of Smenkhkare and Tutankhamun. Many of her cartouches contain the additional title Neferneferu-Aten. Her background is obscure. There is a theory that she was a daughter of Amenhotep III or of Ay, but this is uncertain. It is known that Tiy, Ay's wife, was her nurse. Some scholars believe that her sister Mutnodjemet later became the wife of Horemheb. There are many representations of the queen on temple reliefs (talatat), tomb walls in El-`Amarna/Akhetaten and elsewhere, and on boundary and altar stelae. What is noticeable is that she is always depicted with her husband, even in scenes which traditionally showed the king alone. There are also several statues of Nefertiti, including a famous portrait head now in Berlin. Opinions are sharply divided about the later years and the end of Nefertiti. In the northern part of Akhetaten/El-`Amarna, a palace has been found in which the name of Nefertiti appears but not that of Akhenaten. Based on this (and because she appears to have been deliberately hacked out of a statue of the royal couple) it has been assumed that she later lived separately from her husband. This is by no means certain, however. There is also a controversial theory that she and her husband were murdered. Her mummy has never been found. Nevertheless, it is assumed that the royal tomb to the east of Akhetaten was her last resting place. A piece of jewellery with her name was found near the entrance and also a shabti.