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The Mortuary chapel of Wadjmose is located in the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt, across from the city Thebes on the east bank. It was situated just outside the floodplain, between the later built Mortuary temple of Thutmose IV to the north and the Ramesseum to the south. The chapel served mainly as a mortuary temple for offerings to the Prince Wadjmose, the son of Pharaoh Thutmose I. However, the chapel seems to have been used for offerings by cults to other important figures as well,[1] possibly Wadjmose's close reletives.


The chapel may have been erected during the reign of Thutmose II for his family members. Besides Wadjmose, another prince named Ramose is also mentioned in the chapel. A statue of Queen Mutnofret was found here as well,[2] making it likely that she was their mother.[3]

The funerary cult for the chapel seems to have been discontinued during or after the reign of Amenhotep III and was later revived by the time of Ramesses II.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Snape 1985, p. 182-183.
  2. Tyldesley 2006, p. 91.
  3. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 130-131, 140.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Snape, S.R., 1985: Ramose Restored: A Royal Prince and His Mortuary Cult. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 71.
  • Tyldesley, J., 2006: Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.