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Mehytenweskhet
Mehtenweskhet
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mḥyt-n-wsḫt
"Mehit from the Broad Hall"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Psusennes I
Titles King's Mother
Spouse(s) Shoshenq A
Issue Osorkon the Elder, Nimlot A
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Mehytenweskhet.

Mehytenweskhet A, sometimes called Mehtenweskhet, (transliteration: mḥyt-n-wsḫt, meaning: "Mehit from the Broad Hall") was an ancient Egyptian King's Mother of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. She is mainly known for being an ancestor of the Twenty-second Dynasty pharaohs.

Family[]

Mehytenweskhet was the wife of the Shoshenq A, the Great Chief of the Ma or Meshwesh, an ancient Libyan tribe. Mehytenweskhet is actually better attested on monuments than her husband; thanks to those monuments and to the genealogy reported on the stela of Pasenhor, it was possible to determine some information about her family ties.

Shoshenq and Mehytenweskhet had at least two children, the 21st Dynasty pharaoh Osorkon the Elder, and the Great Chief of the Ma Nimlot A, through whom they were the grandparents of the future founder of the 22nd Dynasty, pharaoh Shoshenq I.[1]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Mehytenweskhet's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. Kitchen 1996, § 90.

Bibliography[]

  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). Aris & Phillips Limited, Warminster.
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