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Beketamun or Beket was a princess of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, a daughter of Pharaoh Thutmose III.[1] Her name means “Handmaid of Amun”.

Her name is inscribed on a faience votive object (together with her father's cartouche) found in Deir el-Bahri (now in Boston). She is also mentioned on a wooden staff of her servant, Amenmose, and probably on a scarab (now in the British Museum). It is possible that she is the princess standing behind Princess Meritamen in the Hathor chapel in Deir el-Bahri.[2][3]


  1. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.138
  2. ^ Dodson & Hilton, op.cit., p.138
  3. ^ Sue D'Auria, The Princess Baketamūn, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 69, (1983), pp. 161-162 Jstor