Ahmose (princess)

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Princess Ahmose's mummy. Turin, Museo Egizio
in 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]

Ahmose appears to have outlived her more famous half-brother and sister. She may have died during the reign of Thutmose I (Eighteenth Dynasty).[2]

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 1903-1905.[2] 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][3]


  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. ^ a b c Demas, Martha, and Neville Agnew, eds. 2012. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volume 1. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute. Getty Conservation Institute, link to article
  3. ^ 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