Ahmose Sapair

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Prince of Egypt
Ahmose-Sapair at the Louvre (E 15682)
Dynasty 17th Dynasty
Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao to Ahmose I
Father Seqenenre Tao or Ahmose I
Burial Thebes

Ahmose-Sapair (also -Sipair) was an Ancient Egyptian prince during the late 17th Dynasty. He was probably a son of Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao "the Brave" and a brother of Ahmose I[1] or the child of Ahmose I.[2]

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in hieroglyphs

During the 18th Dynasty he appears on several monuments. Such prominence is relatively rare in case of princes who never ascended to the throne, so it has been suggested that he might be identical with the unknown father of Thutmose I, who succeeded Sapair's nephew, the childless Amenhotep I.[1] However, the mummy identified as his is that of a 5- to 6-year-old boy. The mummy was found in the Deir el-Bahri cache (DB320) in 1881 and was unwrapped by Grafton Elliot Smith and A. R. Ferguson on September 9, 1905.[3]

The location of his tomb is unknown, however it was still known during the inspection of Tombs in the 20th Dynasty mentioned on the Abbott Papyrus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.129
  2. ^ a b Wente, Edward F. Thutmose III's Accession and the Beginning of the New Kingdom. p. 271 . Journal of Near Eastern Studies, University of Chicago Press, 1975.
  3. ^ The mummy of Ahmose-Sipair

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