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This article is about Tey, the Egyptian queen. For other uses, see Tiye (disambiguation).
Queen consort of Egypt
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Tiy-Merenese on a block found in Abydos (JE 36339).
Spouse Pharaoh Sethnakht
Issue Ramesses III
Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion
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Tiy-merenese,[1] Teye-Merenaset,[2] Tiye-Mereniset[3] (Tiy, Beloved of Isis) was the Great Royal Wife of pharaoh Setnakhte and mother of Ramesses III of the Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt.

She is the only known wife of Setnakhte. She was depicted together with her husband on a stela in Abydos. A priest named Meresyotef is shown adoring Setnakhte and Tiy-Merenese and their son Ramesses III is shown making offerings. Tiye-Merenese also appears on blocks found in Abydos which were reused in other buildings.[2][3]


  1. ^ J. Tyldesley, Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt, 2006, Thames & Hudson
  2. ^ a b Grajetski, Ancient Egyptian Queens: a hieroglyphic dictionary, Golden House Publications
  3. ^ a b Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004)

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