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  • Name Ay  
    Gender Male 
    Name Kheperkheprure Ay 
    Died Between 1319 and 1323 B.C. 
    Buried WV23 Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Ay«/b» was the penultimate «u»Pharaoh «/u» of «u»Ancient Egypt «/u»'s «u»18th dynasty «/u». He held the throne of Egypt for a brief four-year period (probably 1323 \endash 1319 BC«u»[1]«/u» or 1327 \endash 1323 BC, depending on which chronology is followed), although he was a close advisor to two and perhaps three of the pharaohs who ruled before him and was the power behind the throne during «u»Tutankhamun «/u»'s reign. Ay's «i»prenomen«/i» or royal name\emdash Kheperkheperure\emdash means "Everlasting are the Manifestations of Ra" while his birth name «i»Ay it-netjer«/i» reads as 'Ay, Father of the God.'«u»[2]«/u» Records and monuments that can be clearly attributed to Ay are rare, not only due to his short length, but also because his successor, «u»Horemheb «/u», instigated a campaign of «u»damnatio memoriae «/u» against him and other pharaohs associated with the unpopular «u»Amarna Period «/u».
    Person ID I61737  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Yuya,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Tjuyu,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617775  Group Sheet

    Family Tey,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Nefertiti, queen,   b. Abt 1370 B.C.,   d. Abt 1330 B.C.
     2. Mutnedjmet,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551617778  Group Sheet

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    Portrait study thought to be of Ay