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"Sweet One"
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Horemheb (?) – Ramesses II (?)
Titles King's Wife
King's Daughter
Father Horemheb or
Ramesses I (?)
Mother Mutnedjmet (?)
Spouse(s) Seti I or
Ramesses II (?)
Burial QV33

Tanedjmet or Tanedjemy (ancient Egyptian: tꜣ-nḏm.y, "Sweet One") was a Princess and King's Wife of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Tanedjmet's relation with the royal family has been up for debate. In Porter and Moss (1964) it is even suggested that this queen dates to the 20th Dynasty.[1] Troy (1986) suggested Tanedjemet was a daughter-wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II.[2] Later, Leblanc (1999) has suggested that she is a wife of Seti I.[2] Hari (1965) and Thomas (1967) had conjectured that the Ta element of the name should be read as Mut, thereby rendering the name of the queen as Mutnedjmet. This reading and the associated suggestion that this was the tomb of Horemheb's wife is no longer accepted.[2] However, she could be a daughter of this Mutnedjmet, which would make Horemheb her father.


Tanedjmet was buried in the QV33 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens. The tomb was likely robbed at the end of the 20th Dynasty and reused during the 26th Dynasty. A large amount of glasswork and other materials dating to this period were found in the tomb.[2]

During the Roman Period a large number of mummies was interred in the tomb. These burials are thought to date to the 2nd and 3rd century A.D.[2]


  1. Porter & Moss 1964, p. 766-767.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Demas & Agnew 2012.


  • Demas, M./Agnew, N., eds., 2012: Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Vol. 1. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute.
  • Porter, B./Moss, M., 1964: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings. Vol. I: The Theban Necropolis, Part 2. Royal Tombs and Smaller Cemeteries, Griffith Institute.