Ahmose Tumerisy Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ahmose Tumerisy
Age Approximately 25
Sex Female
Status High status, princess
Height Approximately 152cm
Culture Ancient Egyptian, 17th dynasty
Date(s) Unknown
Site Ahmose-Tumerisy was found in the pit MMA 1019
Current Location
Location Currently in Hermitage Museum
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Ahmose-Tumerisy was a daughter of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao. She lived during the Abydos dynasty; approximately 1500 BC. This was the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt, which was a time of unease in Egypt due to conflict with foreign rulers.

The mummy was found in pit MMA 1019 in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, which is on the West Bank at Thebes in Upper Egypt.


Ahmose-Tumerisy was found in a coffin in the ancient tombs of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. Her organs were removed. During the era she lived in, the deceased were mummified using natron. Natron is a salt made of a mixture of sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and sodium chloride. This salt removes the moisture and the fat from the body.


Studies are ongoing.


Many women, including Ahmose-Tumerisy, died from complications due to childbirth.


Ahmose-Tumerisy had the titles "King's daughter" and "King's sister" on her coffin. Suggesting she was the daughter of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao and the sister of pharaoh Ahmose I.

External Links

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Leszczewicz, A. (n.d.). Misja Eremu. Retrieved November 14, 2017, from

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. (2017, November 08). Ahmose I. Retrieved November 14, 2017, from

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