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Ruya
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rwỉꜣ
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Horemheb
Spouse(s) Raya
Issue Tuya
Burial Theban Necropolis

Ruya (ancient Egyptian: rwỉꜣ) was an ancient Egyptian noblewoman of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Ruya is known from a fragmentary inscribed stone from Medinet Habu, which dates to the reign of Ramesses II,[1] and attests the name of her husband Raya, who held the title "Lieutenant of the Chariotry",[2] and their daughter, Tuya.

Ultimately, the marriage between Tuya and Seti I, led to Tuya's queenship and Ruya became an ancestor of the Nineteenth Dynasty line of kings as the maternal grandmother of Ramesses II.

Burial[]

Ruya and her husband Raya were buried in Thebes.[3]

References[]

  1. Nielsen 2018.
  2. Tyldesley 2000, p. 116.
  3. "Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Ruia". touregypt.net. Retrieved on 05-17-2022.

Bibliography[]

  • Nielsen, N., 2018: Pharaoh Seti I: Father of Egyptian Greatness.
  • Tyldesley, J., 2000: Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs. Penguin Books.
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