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
BornThebes?
DiedThebes
Burial
DB320, Thebes
SpouseAhmose I
Egyptian name
G39t
H8
kA Z1
D52
E1
Dynasty18th of Egypt
FatherKamose?
MotherAhhotep II?
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion

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 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 unwrapped 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. ^ "View 17'th Dynasty Royal Mummies from DB320". members.tripod.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.

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