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"Beloved of Amun"

Benermerut with princess Meritamen. It is unclear which of the two daughters of Thutmose III since they bare the same name.©

Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose III
Titles God's Wife of Amun
King's Daughter
King's Sister
Father Thutmose III
Mother Meritre-Hatshepsut
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Meritamen.

Meritamen (transliteration: mry.t-ỉmn, meaning: "Beloved of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Meritamen was a daughter of Pharaoh Thutmose III and Queen Meritre-Hatshepsut.[1] Her brothers include Pharaoh Amenhotep II and Prince Menkheperre. The princesses Iset, Nebetiunet and another Meritamen were her sisters.

Meritamen is depicted together with her sisters and Menkheperre on a statue of their maternal grandmother Huy (now in the British Museum).[2] Amenhotep II is absent, despite also being known as a child of Meritre-Hatshepsut.

Meritamen inherited the title "God's Wife of Amun" from her mother. Her additional titles were "King's Daughter" and "King's Sister".[3]

Further Attestations[]

Meritamen is also depicted in the Hathor chapel built by her father at Deir el-Bahari.[4]

It is not known whether this Meritamen or her sister with the same name is shown on the lap of Benermerut, the Overseer of the Works, on his cubic statue found in Karnak.[3]


The whereabouts of Meritamen's burial and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 133, 140.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 133.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 139.
  4. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 133, 138-139.


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