Ahmose I
Human Mummy
Amosis PL
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ahmose I Pharaoh
Age 24
Sex Male
Status King
Height Unknown
Culture Ancient Egypt
Date(s) 1881
Site The great royal cache
Current Location
Location Cairo Museum JE 26210
Catalog # CG61057

Ahmose I Pharaoh (sometimes called Amosis) is the son of Seqenenre Tao II and Ahhotpe. His father died when he was seven, which made his brother Kamose next in line. However,  Kamose died  three years later which made Ahmose  pharaoh at the age 10 . Both his father and brother had fallen in war with the Hyksos, and it was Ahmose who finally launched attacks on Hyksos strongholds including Memphis and Avaris and retook Heliopolis. He laid siege to the Hyksos fortress at Sharuhen for six years, at last forcing them to retreat. He was known as the founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty in the ancient Egypt. As a king, he not only focused on the military system, but also concentrated on restoring the freedom and greatness of Egypt.


Ahmose's mummy was found in what is often referred to as the Deir-el-Bahari Cache DB320 in 1881, though he was apparently buried in the Dra Abu el-Naga area, but his tomb has not been located. His head had been broken off and his nose had been broken and pushed in. Arms were not folded over the chest, but were extended with the hands facing inward at the thighs.


A examination of mummy indicated that his head had been removed through the foramen magnum instead of the nostrils.


Through the X-rays, it indicated that Ahmose I Pharaoh had suffered from arthritis.


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