From my recolection Tiy, Nefertiti and several daughters all disappear around Year 12 of the Amarna rule. I read that on a website. Surely it wouldn't be normal for several people to just disappear? Tiy would not have gone off, grown up and married, neither would Nefertiti. Why is there not even a fleeting mention of the daughters after a certain date, as there is with Ankhesenamun and Mutnodjmet? Many women survived the Armana period unscathed, for example Tey and Mutnodjmet became Queens. If your marriages aren't mentioned anywhere perhaps our plagues weren't either. I would have thought a royal marriage would have been proclaimed slightly more than a plague, which would have been common along the Nile.
Hey Si-Amun, your recollection is a bit off. Akhenaten holds his great Akhetaten celebration in year 12. Shortly after that it appears Tiy, Kiya, and Meketaten. By year 14, Nefertiti disappears. In year 17 Akhenaten dies, and somewhere between that time and the succession of Tutankhamun. Smenkhkara and then his wife die. While the younger princesses are gone by the end of Akhenaten,s rule. Okay now we have that straight let us look a bit deeper.
Queen Tiy, i would say simply died of old age. Possibility out of not being the ruling Queen a position she enjoyed. Of course 6 live births, the deaths of her eldest son and husband any another other children we know nothing of might have had a part to play.
Kiya is believed to have died. There is no evidence and the fact that the KV55 male is buried in some of her grave goods. If we are honest might indictate that she hadn't died. Simply lost favored and lived on in a very quiet life. Espeically after the death of Akhenaten.
Meketaten was dead. We have her burial scene in the tomb of Akhenaten. Here i have to ask a question. Why would he bury one daughter in his tomb even to the point of showing us such and not the other daughters? If they had all died between Meketaten's death and his own?
Nefertiti dies, i tend to believe it was of childbirth complications. Sometimes after many births the body just can't handle it. i don't see Akhenaten, and Nefertiti stopping their love affair after their youngest daughter is born.
Now as to why the younger children are no longer being shown after the death of Meketaten. Which is the first time we see just the remaining oldest 3 daughters. Umm even today we tend to shield the very young from death. With the sudden death of Meketaten, then the, perhaps anticipated, death of Tiy. The court turned from celebrating the new town to a more somber town. Then when Nefertiti died, things went on but without the beauty and glory of the early days and the art shows this, i think. Also Akhenaten had to cease celebrating his royal house, family, and town to settle Smenkhkara into the co-regency. Time just marched on the younger girls were to late into the history of this brief period.
There is also the theory that the children were to accent the fertility of Nefertiti, when she died that purpose decreased greatly. Again reducing the younger girls appearence on formal art.
Okay royal marriages
Now who ranked in Ancient Egyptian society? Pharaoh and his Great Royal Wife. Outside of the unusal anouncement of Amenhotep III regarding his marriage to Tiy and then those of foreign princess. Can you provide me with any other anouncements of royal marriages? How about the anouncements, the todo of Amenhotep's III marriage to Sitamun? Or of Ankhesenamun with Tutankhamun, and that of Meritaten to Smenkhkara?
How about the fates of the following princess? Tiaa, Amenemipet, Tentamun, Petepihu, Henuttaneb, Isis, and Iny. Not to mention the 16 unnamed princess' appearing behind Queen Tiy in the tomb of Kheruef a royal steward. We do know these girls were the daughters of Kings, their father's had their pictures and names recorded in some cases. But when the Kingship passed from one king to the other and the girls were no longer named or recorded. Is this because they all died? No the old King was dead, the new King counted not his sisters! It is the same with the younger daughters of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. When Smenkhkara came to the throne his sisters in law ceased to be important enough to have their pictures, names recorded in conjuction with him.
i hope this is a help to you Si-Amun.