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Amenemhat
M17mn
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G17F4
t
ỉmn-m-ḥt
"Amun is in Front"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose III
Titles Crown Prince
King's Son
Overseer of the Cattle
Father Thutmose III
Mother Sitiah
Burial Unknown

Amenemhat (ancient Egyptian: ỉmn-m-ḥt, "Amun is in Front") was an ancient Egyptian Crown Prince of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Amenemhat was the eldest son and appointed heir of Pharaoh Thutmose III.[1] The identity of his mother is uncertain, but was probably Queen Sitiah, since she was his father's principal wife.[2] Neferure, the daughter of Hatshepsut and Thutmose II, has also been suggested as Amenemhat's mother. Although Neferure is identified several times as King's Wife of Thutmose III while he was the co-regent of Hatshepsut,[3] it remains controversial whether Neferure married her half-brother Thutmose III or not.[4] Amenemhat was a half-brother of Pharaoh Amenhotep II.

Attestation[]

Amenemhat was mentioned on an inscription in the Temple of Amun at Karnak in Year 24, shortly after the death of Hatshepsut and the subsequent accession of his father to pharaoh. He was appointed to "Overseer of the Cattle",[5] which was a rare title for a prince.[6] His nephew Prince Khaemwaset later held this position too.

Burial[]

Amenemhat predeceased his father, for the next pharaoh was his younger half-brother Amenhotep II. The wherabouts of his burial and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 137.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 133, 140.
  3. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 132.
  4. O'Connor & Cline 2006.
  5. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p.132, 137.
  6. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p.19.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • O'Connor, D./Cline, E.H., 2006: Thutmose III: A New Biography. University of Michigan Press.
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