Ahhotep I was the daughter of Sekenenre Tao I and Queen Tetisheri. She was the wife of the 17th Dynasty king Sekenenre Tao II, who was also her brother. She had two sons, Kamose and Ahmose, who succeeded their father after he was killed in a battle against the Hyksos. Sekenenre Tao II had been the king of only Upper Egypt. His sons managed to unite Upper and Lower Egypt. They assumed full power over the country. Kamose died before they were able to defeat the Hyksos, but Ahmose ruled as Pharaoh. Ahhotep lived until she was about 90 years old and was buried beside Kamose at Thebes.
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