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Taemwadjes
N17
Aa15
M14B1
tꜢ-m-wḏs
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?)
Amenhotep III
Titles King's Daughter
Father Unidentified son of Thutmose IV or Amenhotep III
Burial KV40
For other pages by this name, see Taemwadjes.

Taemwadjes (transliteration: tꜢ-m-wḏs) was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Burial and family[]

Taemwadjes was a granddaughter of an unidentified pharaoh. Her connection to the royal family is uncertain. Her name and title "King's Daughter, the one of the royal son" (King's granddaughter) are only known from hieratic inscriptions on a pottery fragment found in the KV40 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings. She is said to be from the house of the royal children in the inscriptions.[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] she was probably interred at some point during the reign of Amenhotep III. However, it is uncertain whether Taemwadjes was a granddaughter of Amenhotep III or Thutmose IV since the Prince, who was her father, remains unknown.

References[]

  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; Taemwadjes mentioned at 49:29.
  2. "Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children". HeritageDaily, 28 April 2014.
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