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"Beloved One of the Two Lands"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?)
Amenhotep III
Titles King's Son
Father Thutmose IV or
Amenhotep III
Burial KV40

Merytawy (transliteration: mry-tꜢwy, meaning: "Beloved One of the Two Lands") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Burial and family[]

Merytawy was a son of an unidentified pharaoh. His connection to the royal family is uncertain. His name and title "King's Son" are only known from hieratic inscriptions on a pottery fragment found in the KV40 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings.[1]

The royal titles found on many jars in KV40 indicated that the buried were members of the families of Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III, both of whom also are interred in the Valley of the Kings.[2] Since the name of Thutmose IV is followed by True of Voice (indicating he had already died),[1] Merytawy was probably interred at some point during the reign of Amenhotep III. However, it is uncertain whether he was a son of Amenhotep III or Thutmose IV.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Susanne Bickel: Princesses, Robbers and Priests - The unknown side of the Kings' Valley. Presentation at a conference at the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, October 14 2017, Online; Merytawy mentioned at 50:18.
  2. "Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children". HeritageDaily, 28 April 2014.