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  • Name Tjuyu  
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    • «b»

      «/b»Thuyu (Tuia Tuya) of EGYPT
      Lady of The Harem of Min

      Tjuyu«/b» (sometimes transliterated as «b»Thuya«/b» or «b»Thuyu«/b») was an Egyptian noblewoman, a descendant of «u»Ahmose-Nefertari «/u», and she held many official roles in the interwoven religion and government of «u»Ancient Egypt «/u». She was involved in many religious cults and her titles included, 'Singer of Hathor' and Chief of the Entertainers of both Amun and Min.«u»[1]«/u» She also held the influential offices of «i»Superintendent of the «u»Harem «/u»«/i» of the god «u»Min «/u» of «u»Akhmin «/u» and of Amun of «u»Thebes «/u».«u»[2]«/u» She married «u»Yuya «/u», a powerful «u»Ancient Egyptian «/u» courtier of the

      «u»eighteenth dynasty «/u».
      Yuya and Thuya had a daughter named «u»Tiye «/u», who became the consort and «u»Great Royal Wife «/u» of Pharaoh «u»Amenhotep III «/u». The great royal wife was the highest Egyptian religious position, serving alongside of the pharaoh in official ceremonies and rituals.

      Yuya and Thuya also had a son named «u»Anen «/u», who carried the titles Chancellor of Lower Egypt, Second Prophet of Amun, sm-priest of Heliopolis and Divine Father.«u»[3]
      They also may have been the parents of «u»Ay «/u»,«u»[4]«/u» an Egyptian courtier active during the reign of pharaoh «u»Akhenaten «/u», who eventually became pharaoh, as «i»Kheperkheprure Ay«/i», however, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the kinship of Yuya and Ay, although certainly, both men came from «u»Akhmim «/u».«u»[5]
      Together with her husband, Tjuyu was buried in the «u»Valley of the Kings «/u», in «u»KV46 «/u», where their largely unpillaged remains were found in 1905. It was the best-preserved tomb discovered before that of «u»Tutankhamun «/u».


      «u»1. ^«/u»«/b» Tyldesley, Joyce. «i»Chronicles of the Queens of Egypt«/i». Thames & Hudson, 2006. p.116
      «u»«b»2. ^«/u»«/b» Cyril Aldred: Akhenaten, King of Egypt Thames and Hudson, 1989. p.96
      «u»«b»3. ^«/u»«/b» Rice, Michael (1999). Who's Who in Ancient Egypt. Routledge, p.20
      «u»«b»4. ^«/u»«/b» Rice, p.222
      «u»«b»5. ^«/u»«/b» David, Anthony, E. and Rosalie David. A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Seaby, 1992. p.167
    Person ID I61736  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Family Yuya,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Tiye,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ay,   d. Between 1319 and 1323 B.C.
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617775  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mummy mask of Thuya
    Inner coffin of Tjuyu