| Ay |
|Date(s)||1323-1319 BCE or 1327-1323 BCE|
The mummy of Ay has not yet been located and the whereabouts of it still remain unknown.Some believe this is because during Horemheb's reign, he took the mummy of Ay and destroyed it believing it would eliminate the chance of Ay getting into the afterlife.
Not much is known of Ay's history and his reign since most things related to Ay have been vandalized and tampered with. Also since his mummy has not been located, there have been no studies done on Ay.
Not much is known about Ay's family. However, there are two main theories about his family and link to the throne that historians like to believe. The first being that his parents were Yuya and Thuya, his parents were not royal, however, they were respected officials and their daughter was Queen Tiye. If this theory were true he would have been Akhenaten's uncle and his link to the throne would have been through his sister. A second theory is that Ay was the father to Nefertiti and Mutnodjme. If this theory proves to be true, his connection to the throne would have been through his daughter Nefertiti who married Akhenaten.