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Amenhotep
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ỉmn-ḥtp
"Amun is Pleased/Satisfied"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Amenhotep II
Titles King's Son
Sem Priest of Ptah
Father Amenhotep II
Burial QV82 (?)
For other pages by this name, see Amenhotep.

Amenhotep (transliteration: ỉmn-ḥtp, meaning: "Amun is Pleased/Satisfied") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Amenhotep was the son and (possibly) the designated heir of Pharaoh Amenhotep II.[1] The identity of his mother remains unknown. He was a (half-)brother of Pharaoh Thutmose IV.

Attestation[]

He was a Sem Priest of Ptah at Memphis and is mentioned in an administrative papyrus (now in the British Museum). A stela near the Great Sphinx, showing a priest of Ptah whose name was erased, probably depicts him.

Burial[]

Amenhotep probably predeceased his father, for the next pharaoh was his brother Thutmose IV. The wherabouts of Amenhotep's burial and mummy remain unknown. However, he might be identical to prince Amenhotep, who is buried in the QV82 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens.

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 137.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
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