Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Tia'a or Tiaa
Sex f
Status queen
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1570-1070 BC
Current Location
Location Valley of the Kings
Catalog #

During the Eighteenth Dynasty, she was the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep II and the mother of Thutmose IV. Tia'a is the only known wife of Amenhotep, and her name is known to us only because she was the mother of the next pharaoh, Thutmose IV.


Tiaa was buried in the Valley of the Kings KV 32. The tomb was never finished and was not decorated. The tomb has been excavated by a team from the University of Basel in 2000/2001 and a canopic chest inscribed with the name of Tiaa was discovered, allowing the team to identify the occupant of the tomb. Other items recovered from the tomb include two canopic lids, shabtis of Tiaa, a miniature sarcophagus inscribed with Tiaa's name, and amulets.


Tuthmosis created several monuments for Tiaa at Giza, Thebes and the Fayoum

External Links

https://sites.google.com/site/historyofancientegypt/queens-of-egypt/queen-tiaa https://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/siptah.htm

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