Egypt in New Kingdom

The New Kingdom, sometimes referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt.

The New Kingdom (1570–1070 BC) followed the Second Intermediate Period and was succeeded by the Third Intermediate Period. It was Egypt’s most prosperous time and marked the zenith of its power.

The Nefertiti bust is a 3300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten. It is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. It has made Nefertiti one of the most famous women of the ancient world as well as icon of female beauty. The Nefertiti bust has become a cultural symbol of Berlin, Germany as well as ancient Egypt. It is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.