Nefertiti, or Nefretete, both, or Nofretete, an Egyptian queen living in the 14th century B.C. She was the wife of Akhnaton (Amenhotep IV), a pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. She is known today chiefly because of the limestone bust of her that was discovered at Tell el Amarna in 1913. The bust, which has been widely reproduced, is in the Berlin Museum. Little is known about Nefertiti's life. She shared her husband's belief in monotheism, but separated from him toward the end of his reign. She came to be revered as a goddess, a status never before held by a royal consort.