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Tiaa
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tỉ-ꜤꜢ
"Ti the Great"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV
Amenhotep III
Titles King's Daughter
Father Thutmose IV
Burial Wadi Bairiya (initial),
Qurna cache (reburial)
For other pages by this name, see Tia.

Tiaa (transliteration: tỉ-ꜤꜢ, meaning: "Ti the Great") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Tiaa was the daughter of Pharaoh Thutmose IV.[1] The identity of her mother remains unknown. She was probably named after her paternal grandmother Queen Tiaa. Pharaoh Amenhotep III was her (half-)brother.

Attestation[]

It is likely that she is the princess shown in the TT63 tomb of Sobekhotep, whose wife Merit was her nurse.[1]

Burial[]

Due to the discovery of canopic jars that probably belong to her in the Valley of the Queens,[1] Tiaa was initially believed to have been interred there. However, more recently Piers Litherland's clearance of four shaft tombs at the mouth of Wadi Bairiya brought to light burials of a group of court women of Amenhotep III's reign, including princess Tiaa.[2]

Her mummy was discovered in 1857 in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna cache where she had been reburied – along with several other royals – during Year 27 of Pharaoh Psusennes I of the 21st Dynasty, but the tomb was robbed in antiquity. Her mummy label identifies her as King's Daughter of Menkheperure[3][4] and she is additionally stated to be of the House of Royal Children.[3]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 140.
  2. Litherland 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dodson & Janssen 1989, p. 125-138.
  4. Fletcher 2000, p. 144-145.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Janssen, J.J., 1989: A Theban Tomb and Its Tenants. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 75.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Fletcher, J., 2000: Egypt's Sun King – Amenhotep III. Duncan Baird Publishers, London.
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