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Henut
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ḥn.t
"Mistress"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Amenhotep III
Titles King's Wife
Spouse(s) Amenhotep III (?)
Burial Wadi Bairiya

Henut (ancient Egyptian: ḥn.t, "Mistress") is an ancient Egyptian King's Wife of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Henut was initially only known from a canopic fragment found in the Valley of the Queens, which bares her name within a cartouche.[1] She is also attested as a "King's Wife" (ḥmt-nswt) and is currently believed to have been a minor wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. It remains unknown whether they produced any children together.

Burial[]

Due to the aforementioned discovery of her name on a canopic fragment in the Valley of the Queens, she was initially believed to have been interred at this necropolis. However, more recently Piers Litherland's clearance of four shaft tombs at the mouth of Wadi Bairiya brought to light burials of a group of court women of Amenhotep III's reign, including the King's Wife Henut.[2]

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. Litherland 2018.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Litherland, P., 2018: The Western Wadis of the Theban Necropolis.
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