Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Ahmose


18th Dynasty

'Ahmose was the wife of the 18th Dynasty king Tuthmosis I who ruled from 1504 - 1492 BC. She was the daughter of 'Ahmose I and was possibly a lower-ranked wife of Amenhotep I, who was Tuthmosis' predecessor. 'Ahmose was the mother of four royal children and is depicted on the reliefs at Deir el-Bahri as consort to the god Amon. Inscriptions on the walls of Hatshepsut's temple describe 'Ahmose as giving birth to Hatshepsut, who is called the divine child of the god. 'Ahmose died at a relatively young age and was buried at Thebes.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011

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