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 Ahhotep I

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Ahhotep I

  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
  • Plot Origional tomb unknown.
  • Memorial ID 32219604

Egyptian Queen and Regent. She was born about 1560 BC during the 17th dynasty. At this time, known to as the second intermediate period, Egypt was occupied by the Hyksos kings. When Pharaoh Sequenenre Tao II was killed attempting to expel the Hyksos, Ahhotep became regent on behalf of his successor, Kamose, and continued the campaign. A stele erected at the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak tells how she rallied the Egyptian army. When Kamose died, she ruled while the new Pharaoh, Ahmose I, was away on the final campaign against the Hyksos. In recognition of this she was given three golden flies, awarded for valour on the battlefield. Magnificent ornamental weapons were found in her coffin, confirming her status as a warrior Queen. She died age 90 and is considered one of the founders of the powerful 18th dynasty. Her mummy was found in Dra Abu el-Naga at Thebes in 1859, but has since been destroyed. Her original burial site has never been found, but may be in the Valley of the Kings.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 16 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32219604
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ahhotep I (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32219604, citing Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Luxor, Egypt ; Maintained by Find A Grave .