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Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Ahhotep II


Ahhotep II

18th Dynasty


Ahhotep II was the daughter of Ahmose I and Ahmose-Nefertari and was the wife of the 18th Dynasty king Amenhotep I who ruled from 1525 - 1504 BC. She was the sister of Amenhotep and was his ranking consort throughout her life. The records listed her as "King's Daughter, King's Wife, King's Mother". This was not understood since Amenhotep I died without an heir. The mystery was solved when the mummy of a baby boy was found at Deir el-Bahri at Thebes. Insignias found on the mummy identified him as the son of Amenhotep I and Queen Ahhotep. He apparently died when he was 1 or 2 years old. He was buried after his death, but priests of the 20th Dynasty discovered that his tomb had been violated. They reburied him near his aunt, Princess Ahmose Meryt-amon. Ahhotep was buried at Thebes.


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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011

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