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"Born of the Moon"

Mummy of princess Ahmose at the Egyptian Museum, Turin.©

Dynasty 17th and 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Tao IIAmenhotep I (?)
Titles King's Daughter
King's Sister
Father Tao II
Mother Sitdjehuty
Burial KV47
For other pages by this name, see Ahmose.

Ahmose (Ancient Egyptian: ỉꜥḥ-ms, "Born of the Moon") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the late Seventeenth Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period.


Ahmose is known to have held the titles; King's Daughter (zꜣt-nsw) and King's Sister (snt-nsw).


Ahmose was a daughter of Pharaoh Tao II by his sister-wife Sitdjehuty. She was probably married to her half-brother Pharaoh Ahmose II. Ahmose was the half-sister of Pharaoh Ahmose II, Pharaoh Kamose, and Queen and God's Wife of Amun Ahmose-Nefertari.[1]


Ahmose was buried in the QV47 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens.[1] Her tomb is thought to be the first to be constructed in the Valley of the Queens. The tomb is fairly simple and consists of one chamber and a burial shaft. The tomb is located in a subsidiary valley named the Valley of Prince Ahmose. The mummy of Princess Ahmose was discovered by Ernesto Schiaparelli during his excavations from 1903 to 1905.[2] Ahmose appears to have outlived her more famous half-brother Ahmose II and is thought to have been buried during the Eighteenth Dynasty reign of Amenhotep I or Thutmose I.[2] Schiaparelli also found funerary items including a fragment of her coffin, leather sandals, and fragments of a piece of linen inscribed with some 20 chapters of the Book of the Dead. All of these artefacts - including the mummy - are currently housed in the Egyptian Museum of Turin.[1][2][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 128.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Demas & Agnew 2012.
  3. Porter & Moss 1964.


  • Demas, M./Agnew, N., (eds.) 2012: Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volume 1. CA: Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Porter, B./Moss, R., 1964: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings. Volume I: The Theban Necropolis, Part 2. Royal Tombs and Smaller Cemeteries, Griffith Institute.