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"She of Amun"
Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses XI
Titles King's Great Wife
Father Nebseni
Spouse(s) Ramesses XI
Issue Tentamun, Nedjemet,
Duathathor-Henuttawy
Burial Tanis (?)
For other pages by this name, see Tentamun.

Tentamun (ancient Egyptian: tỉnt-ỉmn, "She of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian Queen of the Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Tentamun was the queen consort of Pharaoh Ramesses XI, the last ruler of the New Kingdom. They are known for certain to have had at least one daughter called Duathathor-Henuttawy. Additionally, two more princesses – Tentamun[1] and Nedjemet – were presumably their daughters as well. Queen Tentamun's name is written in a cartouche on the funerary papyrus of Duathathor-Henuttawy.[1] This papyrus also mentions a man named Nebseni as Tentamun's father.[2]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Tentamun's tomb and mummy remain unknown. She was possibly buried near Tanis, since this city was the final seat of power of her husband.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 192-194.
  2. Grajetzki 2005.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Grajetzki, W., 2005: Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary. Golden House Publications, London.
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