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Sitre-In
Sitre-Inet
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zꜣ.t-rꜥ ỉn.t
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Titles Royal Wet Nurse
Burial KV60

Sitre-In, also Sitre-Inet (ancient Egyptian: zꜣ.t-rꜥ ỉn.t), was an ancient Egyptian noble woman of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Sitre-In served as the nursemaid to Queen and later Pharaoh Hatshepsut.

Attestations[]

A life-sized statue of Sitre-In holding Hatshepsut is inscribed with her charge, which is repeated on an ostracon currently in Vienna.[1]

Burial[]

Although not a member of the royal family, Sitre-In was given the privilege to be buried in the royal necropolis; the Valley of the Kings. Her KV60 rock-cut tomb was later accomodated by Thutmose III to include the burial of Hatshepsut herself. Her coffin bares the inscription wr šdt nfrw nswt in, identifying her as the Great Royal Wet Nurse In.[2]

Mummy[]

Sitre-In Mummy

Mummyhead of Sitre-In.

Sitre-In's mummy (often referred to as KV60B) was discovered in her KV60 tomb. It appears to be in good condition and is currently held the the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

References[]

  1. Cline & O'Connor 2006, p. 98.
  2. Hawass & Saleem 2016, p. 58.

Bibliography[]

  • Cline, E.H./O'Connor, D.B., 2006: Thutmose III: A New Biography. University of Michigan Press.
  • Hawass, Z./Saleem, S.N., 2016: Scanning the Pharaohs : CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies. The American University in Cairo Press.
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