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Dynasty 19th or 20th Dynasty
Titles King's Wife
Lady of the Two Lands
Burial Unknown

Taiay was an ancient Egyptian King's Wife of the Nineteenth or Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Taiay is merely known from the discovery of her name and titles written in ink on an ostracon, found in the Valley of the Kings between the tombs of Amenmesses and Ramesses III.[1] The text reads: "King's Wife, Lady of the Two Lands, Taiay, may she live!".[2] Her connection to the royal family remains unknown.


  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. Reeves 2003, p. 16.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Reeves, N., 2003: Article from Valley of the Kings Foundation. In: The Akhetaten Sun. The Amarna Research Foundation, Vol. 7, No. 1.