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Meritamen
Amenmeret
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n
U7
t
M2
ỉmn-mr.t
"Beloved of Amun"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Psusennes ISiamun
Titles Chantress of Amun-Re, Mut and Khonsu
Father Menkheperre
Mother Isetemakhbit (?)
Burial Bab el-Gasus
For other pages by this name, see Meritamen.

Meritamen (transliteration: mry.t-ỉmn, meaning: "Beloved of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian chantress of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Family[]

Meritamen is a daughter of the High Priest of Amun Menkheperre. Although the identity of her mother remains unknown, she was probably her father's only known wife, Princess Isetemakhbit. Her older brothers, Smendes II and Pinedjem II, rose to the position of High Priest of Amun. Additional brothers include; Psusennes, Hori, and Ankhefenmut. Her sisters are; Henuttawy, Isetemakhbit, and Gautseshen.[1]

Burial[]

Meritamen was buried in the Bab el-Gasus cache at Deir el-Bahari, which is part of the greater Theban Necropolis. Her coffins, Book of the Dead, and mummy are now in Cairo.

References[]

  1. Dodson 2012, p. 64-65.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson A., 2012 (Revised 2019 edition): Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press.
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