Ahmose Inhapy
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ahmose Inhapy
Age Adult
Sex Female
Status Titles include King's Wife and King's Daughter
Height Unknown
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) Mummified after reign of Ahmose I ~1557 BC, discovered in 1881
Site First in Thebes then reburied in tomb DB320 where she was discovered
Current Location
Location Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt
Catalog # Unknown

She could have been a daughter of Senakhtenre and therefore sister to Seqenenre Tao, and the queens Ahhotep and Sitdjehuti. But it is possible she dates to the later time ofAhmose I.

She did have a daughter named Ahmose-Hentimehu. Ahmose Inhapy was mentioned in a copy of the Book of the Dead owned by her daughter Ahmose-Henuttamehu, and in the tomb of Amenemhat (TT53). Her titles were: King's Wife" and "King's Daughter".


Mummy had wreath of flower's around the neck when found, the body was laid out with arms at it's side. The outer layer of the skin was still present and no evidence of salt was found. This may mean that the body was not immersed in natron as was thought to be the normal procedure. Left side incision was found likely to have been made to remove the organs. The body was sprinkled with aromatic powdered wood and wrapped in resin soaked linen.


The mummy was unwrapped by Gaston Maspero on June 26, 1886, and was later examined by Grafton Elliot Smith who described Inhapi as a big, strongly built woman. Smith dates her burial to the later years of the reign of Ahmose I.



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