Mummies

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

  This week we are getting to know another famous king, Seti II. Seti II, the fifth king of the Nineteenth Dynasty, was the son of the pharaoh Merneptah. This period was characterised by short rules and Seti II’s followed this trend, lasting around six years. However, during his short reign, he had to repel […]

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 This week we are meeting the wife of Yuya, the lady Tjuyu. Tjuyu was the mother of Queen Tiye, the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III. She was also the grandmother of Akhenaten and the great-grandmother of Tutankhamun. There is some speculation that she was the mother of the controversial figure, Ay.  Tjuyu was of […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

 This week we are not meeting a king but an Egyptian noble with royal connections – Yuya. Yuya was an influential member of the Eighteenth Dynasty Egyptian court during the reign of Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III. He was married to a noblewoman named Tjuyu and they were the parents of Queen Tiye, the Great […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s instalment focuses on another of the Ramesside kings, Ramesses III. Ramesses III was the second pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty. He was the son of Setnakhte who was king before him. He had many children including three future kings: Ramesses IV, Ramesses VI, and Ramesses VIII. Ramesses III ruled for around 31 years […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

 Another instalment of ‘Hello, mummy!’ and this time the focus is not on a pharaoh, but a priest. In fact, it’s the High Priest of Amun, Pinudjem II. Pinudjem II was the High Priest of Amun at Thebes during the 21st Dynasty, a period which saw Egypt ruled by Libyan kings. He was married to […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

‘Hello, mummy!’ returns this week and focuses on a true beauty of the 18th Dynasty, Queen Tiye. Queen Tiye was the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III and the mother of the pharaoh Akhenaten. She was also the grandmother of Tutankhamun. Tiye was married to Amenhotep III by Year 2 of his reign but there […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s installment focuses on the mummy of a famous face from the 18th Dynasty, the pharaoh Amenhotep II. Amenhotep II was the seventh pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. He was the son of Thutmose III and a minor queen, Merytre-Hatshepsut. Thutmose III’s first-born son, Amenemhat, was the heir to the throne; however, he died […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s instalment returns to the Ramesside Period as we take a look at the mummy of the pharaoh, Merneptah. Merneptah was the fourth pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty. He was the thirteenth son of Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great, and inherited the throne as his elder brothers had all died before […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s instalment takes a look at another of the great pharaohs – King Thutmose III. Thutmose III was the sixth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom. He was the only son of Thutmose II, fathered with a minor queen, Isis. He was the stepson and nephew of the famous Hatshepsut, the […]

Hello, mummy!

Hello, mummy!

This week’s instalment focusses on one of ancient Egypt’s famous female faces, and follows on from last week’s look at Seqenenre Tao II – we are meeting his daughter, Queen Ahmose-Nefertari. Ahmose-Nefertari was the daughter of the 17th Dynasty pharaoh, Seqenenre Tao II and his wife, Ahhotep I. She was the sister and Great Royal Wife of Ahmose […]