Ancient Egypt

         

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Kings and Queens

4th dynasty
Seneferu, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, Djedefre, etc.

11th dynasty
Kings named Mentuhotep and Intef

12th dynasty
Amenemhet I - IV,
Senusret I-III


18th dynasty
Amenhotep I-IV,
Tuthmosis I-IV, Akhenaten, Tutankhamen, Aye, Horemheb, etc.


19th dynasty
Sety I-II, Ramesses I-II, Merenptah, Amenmesses, Tawosret.

20th dynasty

Sethnakht, Ramesses III
Ramesses IV - XI




Cleopatra VII Philopator

Queens (D1-6)- Old Kingdom
Queens (D11-13) Middle Kingd.
Queens (D16-20)- New Kingdom
Queens (D21-29)- Late Period



 

Officials, Priesthood etc.
Viziers (New Kingdom)
High Priests of Amun
God's Wives of Amun
High Priests of Ptah
Viceroys of Nubia
Who's who of New Kingdom


Amarna Period
Akhenaten
Queen Nefertiti
inscriptions Queen Nefertiti.
Queen Kiya

Smenkhare
Tutankhamen
Tombs at Amarna
Houses at Amarna

 
Tombs:
Valley of the Kings,
Valley of the Queens
Theban Tombs,
Tombs at Abydos
Tombs at El Kab
Tombs in Aswan
Early dynastic Saqqara
New Kingdom Saqqara
The Unis Cemetary

 
Mastabas at the Giza Plateau
Giza Mastabas 1000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 2000 cemetary
Giza Mataba 2300 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 4000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 5000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 6000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 7000 cemetary
 

Mummy Caches
Tomb DB320
Tomb KV35



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Queen Merytre-Hatshepsut


  

Titles: Hereditary Princess (iryt-p`t), Sole One, Great of Praises (wrt-hzwt-w’tit), King’s Mother (mwt-niswt), Lady of The Two Lands (nbt-t3wy), King’s Wife (hmt-nisw), Great King’s Wife (hmt-niswt-wrt), God’s Wife (hmt-ntr), God’s Hand (djrt-ntr)



Statue of the Huy, Favorite Loved one of the Lord of the Two Lands,
Superior of the harem in the Temple of [Amen], Superior of the harem in the Temple of Re,
Divine adoratrix of [Amen], Divine adoratrix in the Temple of Atum,
She Who Bore the God's Wife and the King's Principal Wife, Huy”

Merytre- Hatshepsut was a great royal wife of Tuthmosis III later in his reign and she was the mother of Amenhotep II. She was the daughter of the Divine Adoratrix Huy.
There is a statue of her mother, the Divine Adoratrix Huy, in the British Museum (BM 1280). Huy has a little girl on her lap named The King's Daughter Nebet-Iunet". On the side we see several more children: The King's Son Menkheperre ,
The King's Daughter, Isis (depicted at a smaller scale than the others), The King's Daughter, Meritamon (name in a cartouche)
The King's Daughter, Meritamon (without cartouche)

Many of her representations were reused by her daughter in law Tiaa. Her disgrace under her grandson is suggested  by the apparent non-use of her tomb in the Valley of the Kings (KV 42).





Scene from a tomb in Ab-del-Qurna. The scene seems to depict a statue of Merytre Hatshepsut.
Lepsius Abt III, Band 5, Bl. 63


Images and inscriptions referring to Merytre-Hatshepsut.

Temple of Tuthmosis III in Medinet Habu:
 

Merytre Hatshepsut depicted in the temple of Tuthmosis III in Medinet Habu.
Lepsius Abt III, Band 5, Bl. 38


Merytre Hatshepsut is depicted behind her husband. She's depicted in full Queenly regalia, including the vulture cap, modius with double plumes and the fly-whisk. She is called "great royal wife".

Tomb of Tuthmosis III (KV43):

Merytre is depicted behind Tuthmosis III on a pillar.

Monument of Amenhotep II in Karnak

Tomb of Ra (TT72) in Thebes:

Depicted next to her son Amenhotep II.




Scene from a tomb in Ab-del-Qurna showing Merytre with her son Amenhotep II.
Lepsius Abt III, Band 5, Bl. 62




A statue holding a stela. Queen Merytre-Hatshepsut is shown before Menkheperre (Tuthmosis III)
Photo courtesy of Dirk Lagall (Cairo Museum)


Tomb: KV 42. This tomb was never used for her burial. Her name appears on items from the foundation deposit though.
The Theban Mapping Project gives the following information:
"Since the discovery of the foundation deposits bearing the name of Hatshepsut-Meryet-Ra in 1921, there is no doubt concerning the original owner of KV 42. The tomb was not finished or used by the queen, the wife of Thutmes III. Instead, she might have been buried in KV 35, the tomb of her son, Amenhetep II. KV 42 may have been reused by Sennefer, mayor of Thebes, Senetnay, his wife, and Baketra, the "king's adornment," during the reign of Amenhetep II or used as a cache for materials from their burials elsewhere. The tomb was plundered in antiquity."  (TMP KV42)







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