Ahmose-Sitkamose

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Ahmose-Sitkamose
Queen consort of Egypt
Great Royal Wife
God's Wife of Amun
Mummy Ahmose-Sitkamose Smith.JPG
Mummy of Ahmose-Sitkamose, found in DB320
Spouse Pharaoh Ahmose I
Issue unknown
Full name
Ahmose-Sitkamose
Dynasty 18th of Egypt
Father Kamose?
Mother Ahhotep II?
Born Thebes?
Died Thebes
Burial Thebes
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion
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Sitkamose
in hieroglyphs

Ahmose-Sitkamose or Sitkamose was a princess and queen during the late 17th-early 18th dynasties of Egypt. Based on her name, she is likely to have been the daughter of Pharaoh Kamose.[1] Her name really means "daughter of Kamose".[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

She probably married Ahmose I who was her uncle or cousin, since her titles include King's Wife as well as King's Daughter and King's Sister. She was also the God's Wife of Amun, but it is likely that she was given this title only posthumously.[2]

Sitkamose's mummy was discovered in 1881 in the Deir el-Bahari cache; it was in the coffin of a man named Pediamun who lived during the 21st dynasty. Her mummy was unwraped by Gaston Maspero on June 19, 1886. Sitkamose was about thirty years old when she died, Grafton Eliot Smith described her as a strong-built, almost masculine woman. The mummy was damaged by tomb robbers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.129
  2. ^ Dodson & Hilton, p.129
  3. ^ Mummy of Ahmose-Sitkamose

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