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Queen consort of Egypt
Tiy-Merenese on a block found in Abydos (JE 36339).
SpousePharaoh Sethnakht
IssueRamesses III
Dynasty20th Dynasty
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion
in hieroglyphs
Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)

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] She is speculated to perhaps be a daughter of Merneptah.[citation needed]


  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)