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Anuketemheb
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Ꜥnq.t-m-ḥb
"Anqet is in Jubilation"
Dynasty 19th or 20th Dynasty
Titles King's Daughter
King's Great Wife
King's Wife
Father Ramesses II (?)
Burial Valley of the Queens (?)

Anuketemheb (transliteration: Ꜥnq.t-m-ḥb, meaning: "Anqet is in Jubilation") was a Princess and Queen of the Nineteenth or Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Titles[]

Anuketemheb's titles were "King's Daughter" (zꜢ.t-nswt), "King's Wife" (ḥmt-nswt) and "King's Great Wife" (ḥmt-nswt-wr.t).[1]

Identification[]

In the procession of daughters of Ramesses II at the forecourt of the Luxor Temple only the latter part of a princess' name is readable as […]emheb.[2] Anuketemheb may be that princess, but this remains highly speculative.

Biography[]

Anuketemheb is known from a red granite sarcophagus lid and canopic jars which were originally hers but later reused by Takhat for her burial in the KV10 tomb in the Valley of the Kings.[1] Takhat and Baketwerenro (another queen buried in KV10 as well), both belonged to the Twentieth Dynasty. This places Anuketemheb's lifetime prior to theirs in the Nineteenth or Twentieth Dynasty.[1]

Burial[]

The wherabouts of Anuketemheb's tomb and mummy remain unknown. Nevertheless, the aforementioned usurped funerary objects do seem to suggest that her original burial was situated in the Valley of the Queens.

See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. Pinch Brock 2003.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2005: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson.
  • Pinch Brock, L., 2003: Egyptology at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century: Archaeology. American Univ in Cairo Press.
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