In all honesty I have no faith whatsoever in the author of "specialtyinterests.net". That site is full of holes so big you can drive a truck through them.
Considering these circumstances we cannot find any person like Horemheb in the days of Akhnaton and Tut-ankh-amen.
Well, there's the Saqqara tomb of Horemheb which shows him as the general before Tutankhamen. Pretty convincing proof I think
In Theban tomb 10, workers are shown to be worshipping Amenhotep I, Ahmose Nefertari, Sety I, Ramses I and Horemheb.
Amenhotep III broke tradition by marrying Tiyi who used a title `Queen's nurse' for having raised Nefretete
This is wrong. Tiyi was never a royal nurse. He is confusing Queen Tiyi, wife of Amenhotep III with Tey the wife of Aye. Tey would later on become Queen in her own right.
About tomb KV55:
The presence of jewelry, a necklace and gold foil proved that the tomb had never been robbed. Yet, the tomb was extremely disorderly. The burial place chosen also seemed inappropriate for a queen since her servants had better constructed ones than she did.
That's really rather royally (no pun intended
) missing the point. This tomb was no ordinary burial place, it was a deposit of burial goods that were probably taken from the royal tomb in Amarna.
Some now think that this site may have initially contained many more goods, but that these were used in the burial of Akhenaten.
So I don't really trust what this person has to say at all. (but that's my opinion)
The connections to Mitanni and later Hatti are very interesting though.
Changing the topic slightly (hope you don't mind), the presence of people from the general area of Syria is well attested I think. If you read the translations of the inscriptions by Tuthmosis III, then you find mentione of many, many captives taken from the battle field, and many slaves that are brought to Egypt in tribute. The country of Retenu provides literally a couple of thousand people to the temple economy.
There is also mention of quite a few horses and thier caretakers brought to Egypt. The Mitanni and the Hurrians before them were rnowned horsemen.
I had wondered if the nobility in the 18th dynasty ended up with some nobles from that area.
It's speculation, but I had wondered if that was the case with Yuya, the father of Queen Tiye. He looks semitic, and he was a Master of the Horse.
Some think he may have been the son of a man called Yey, who held similar titles.
Have you seen the mummies of Yuya and Tuya?
They can be found on this site:
The discoloration is due to the mummification process. Still, a striking figure I think.
Some think this is Tiye, others think it's Nefertiti