Tentkheta

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Tentkheta in hieroglyphs
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Tɜ-nt-ḫtɜ
She from the land of the Hittites

Tentkheta (Tanetkheta) was the Great Royal Wife of Amasis II. She dates to the Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt.[2]

Biography[edit]

Tentkheta was one of the wives known for Pharaoh Amasis II.[3] She was a daughter of a priest of Ptah named Padineith. She was the mother of a King's son named Khnum-ib-Re[1] and the mother of Pharaoh Psamtik III.[3] Tentkheta held the titles king's wife (hmt nswt) and overseer of the affairs of the acacia house (khrp seshmtiw shendjet).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  2. ^ Tyldesley, Joyce. Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2006. ISBN 0-500-05145-3
  3. ^ a b Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. ISBN 0-500-05128-3