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Name(s) Ahmose-Sitamun


Sex Female
Status Elite
Culture Ancient Egypt
Date(s) 1549/1550 BC - 1292 BC (18th Dynasty)
Site Thebes, Egypt
Current Location
Location Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt
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Ahmose-Sitamun (also known as Sitamun) is an Egyptian mummy of a princess of the early Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, 1549/1550 BC to 1292 BC.

Ahmose is an Ancient Egyptian name meaning "The Moon is born" or "Child of the Moon". This name was very popular in the beginning of the eighteenth dynasty. Her name also means "daughter of Amun". She was the daughter of of Pharaoh Ahmose I and sister of Amenhotep I. A colossal statue of her stood before the eighth pylon at Karnak.

Titles include: God's Wife; King's Daughter; King's Sister.


She was buried in Thebes, Egypt. Her mummy was found in the Deir el-Bahari cache (DB320) and is today in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.


She vanishes from the record at the end of Amenhotep III's reign and is not mentioned in the reign of the next Pharaoh, Akhenaten. A separate chamber was carved for her in Amenhotep III's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, but there is no evidence she was ever buried there.


Possibly Amenhotep III's half sister. Sitamun was probably the daughter of Thutmose IV and Iaret, though some argue she was the daughter of Amenhotep III. She is depicted on the stele of her nurse Nebetkabeny.

Sitamun's elevation to her role as Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III, is attested as early as Year 30 of his reign.

Some of her furniture was found in the tomb of Yuya and Tuya.

Her name is sometimes written as Sit-Amun, Sat-Amen or Sat-Amun

External Links


Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton (2004). "The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt". Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p. 129

Mertz, Barbara (1964). "Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs". New York: Coward-McCann. ISBN 0-87226-223-5