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


Eighteenth Dynasty

Rekhmire' was an official during the 18th Dynasty who served as vizier to Tuthmosis III (1479-1425 B.C.). The son of a priest of Amon, Nefer-Weben, and the nephew of the vizier Woser, Rekhmire' became the most powerful commoner in the country during Tuthmosis' reign. His Theban tomb contains some autobiographical material and scenes that show him and Meryt, his wife, reveling in the joys of eternity. The tomb also holds the decrees given by the king concerning Rekhmire''s role as vizier, which makes it an invaluable reference concerning the political, legal and social aspects of the New Kingdom and the empire.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011