Ahmose (Princess)
Princess Ahmose's mummy. Turin, Museo Egizio
Princess Ahmose's mummy. Turin, Museo Egizio
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ahmose (Princess)
Sex Female
Status Princess
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1580 - 1550 BC
Site Valley of the Queens
Current Location
Location Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy
Catalog #


Ahmose (“Child of the Moon”) was a princess of the Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the only known daughter of Seqenenre Tao (the Brave) by his sister-wife Sitdjehuti. She was the half-sister of Pharaoh Ahmose I and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari. Her titles are King's Daughter; King's Sister.


She was buried in the tomb QV47 in the Valley of the Queens.[1] Her tomb is thought to be the first to be constructed in the Valley of the Queens. The tomb is fairly simple and consists of one chamber and a burial shaft. The tomb is located in a subsidiary valley named the Valley of Prince Ahmose. Her mummy is now in the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy.


Besides the mummy Schiaparelli also found funerary items including a fragment of her coffin, leather sandals, and fragments of a piece of linen inscribed with some 20 chapters of the Book of the Dead. All of these items are housed in Turin.


There is currently no research completed on the pathology of the mummy.

Additional Info

Ahmose appears to have outlived her more famous half-brother and sister. She may have died during the reign of Thutmose I (Eighteenth Dynasty).


  1.  Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p. 128
  2. Demas, Martha, and Neville Agnew, eds. 2012. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volume 1. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute. Getty Conservation Institute, link to article
  3. Porter, Bertha and Moss, Rosalind, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume I: The Theban Necropolis, Part 2. Royal Tombs and Smaller Cemeteries, Griffith Institute. 1964
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