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"She of Amun"
Dynasty 20th and 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses XISmendes I
Titles King's Great Wife
King's Daughter
Father Ramesses XI
Mother Tentamun
Spouse(s) Smendes I
Issue Amenemnisut (?)
Burial Tanis (?)
For other pages by this name, see Tentamun.

Tentamun (transliteration: tỉnt-ỉmn, "She of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian Queen of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Family[]

See also: 21st Dynasty Family Tree.

Tentamun was probably a daughter of Ramesses XI, the last pharaoh of the New Kingdom and his queen consort Tentamun, undoubtedly named after her mother. The princesses Nedjemet and Duathathor-Henuttawy were probably her sisters.[1]

Tentamun features in the Story of Wenamun which is said to have taken place in Year 5 of Smendes I. She is mentioned as residing in Tanis together with Smendes. Both are described as "organizers of the land".[2] She is thus presumed to be this king's queen consort. Tentamun was possibly the mother of Smendes' successor, Amenemnisut.

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Tentamun's tomb and mummy remain unknown. She was presumably buried near Tanis, her city of residence.

See also[]

  • Story of Wenamun

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 192-194.
  2. Goedicke 1975, p. 166.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Goedicke, H., 1975: The Report of Wenamun. Baltimore/London.
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