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"Born of Amun"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose I
Titles Crown Prince
King's Son
Great Overseer of the Army
Father Thutmose I
Mother Ahmose (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Amenmose.

Amenmose (transliteration: ỉmn-ms, meaning: "Born of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian Crown Prince of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Amenmose was the eldest son and appointed heir of Pharaoh Thutmose I.[1] The identity of his mother remians unknown, but she is likely to have been Queen Ahmose, who was also the mother of Hatshepsut and Neferubity. Alternatively, his mother could also possibly have been the secondary wife Mutnofret,[2] however this seems unlikely since Amenmose is not mentioned in the Theban Mortuary chapel of Wadjmose, which attests Mutnofret and her (probable) sons; Thutmose II, Wadjmose, and Ramose.


Amenmose is depicted in the EK2 tomb of his and Wadjmose's Royal Tutor Paheri, near Eileithyiaspolis (modern: El Kab). A fragment of Amenmose's small stone naos has also been found dated to Year 4 of Thutmose I. Amenmose's name was written in a cartouche, which was usually restricted to pharaohs and their chief queens; it was rare for a prince to be identified in this manner.[2][3] His younger brother Wadjmose also has his name occasionally found written in a cartouche.[4]

Amenmose was the first Egyptian prince to receive a military title (that of "Great Overseer of Soldiers"), reflecting the role of pharaohs and princes as generals. This title first appeared during the Middle Kingdom and was later used frequently for princes during the Ramesside period.[2]


Amenmose predeceased his father,[2] for the next pharaoh was his younger (half-)brother Thutmose II. The wherabouts of his burial and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 137.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 130-131, 138.
  3. Dodson 1990, p. 87-96.
  4. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 25.


  • Dodson, A., 1990: Crown Prince Djhutmose and the Royal Sons of the Eighteenth Dynasty. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 76.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.