Ahmose (princess)

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Princess Ahmose's mummy. Turin, Museo Egizio
Era: 2nd Intermediate Period
(1650–1550 BC)
Egyptian hieroglyphs

Ahmose (“Child of the Moon”) was a princess of the Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the only known daughter of Seqenenre Tao (the Brave) by his sister-wife Sitdjehuti. She was the half-sister of Pharaoh Ahmose I and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari. Her titles are King's Daughter; King's Sister.[1]

Tomb QV47[edit]

She was buried in the tomb QV47 in the Valley of the Queens.[1] Her tomb is thought to be the first to be constructed in the Valley of the Queens. The tomb is fairly simple and consists of one chamber and a burial shaft. The tomb is located in a subsidiary valley named the Valley of Prince Ahmose. The mummy of Princess Ahmose was discovered by Ernesto Schiaparelli during his excavations from 1903 to 1905. Her mummy is now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy.[1] Besides the mummy, Schiaparelli also found funerary items including a fragment of her coffin, leather sandals, and fragments of a piece of linen inscribed with some 20 chapters of the Book of the Dead. All of these items are housed in Turin.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p. 128
  2. ^ Porter, Bertha and Moss, Rosalind, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume I: The Theban Necropolis, Part 2. Royal Tombs and Smaller Cemeteries, Griffith Institute. 1964