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Nebseni
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Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses IXRamesses XI
Issue Tentamun
Burial Unknown

Nebseni (ancient Egyptian: nb-zny) was an ancient Egyptian nobleman of the Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Nebseni is only known from the funerary papyrus of Duathathor-Henuttawy,[1] which states him to be the father of Queen Tentamun.[2] He was therefore the father-in-law of Pharaoh Ramesses XI. Nebseni was hence the grandfather of the princesses Duathathor-Henuttawy, Tentamun and probably Nedjemet, all of whom became queen consorts of the rulers of the Twenty-first Dynasty.

Since he had managed to interconnect his own family with royalty, Nebseni must have been a prominent state official close to the pharaoh. Despite this, nothing else seems to be known about him.

Burial[]

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

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 192-194.
  2. Grajetzki 2005.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Grajetzki, W., 2005: Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary. Golden House Publications, London.
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