Family and Career:
seved under King Ahmose, Amenhotep I, Tuthmosis I, Tuthmosis II,
Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III.
He was a hereditary
prince, count, wearer of the royal seal, chief
treasurer, herald [of his Lord, ....]. Ahmose came from the city of
Nekhbet and was buried there in El Kab tomb 3. In the tomb, his wife
Ipu and his brother (?) Khaemwese are mentioned.
Hereditary prince, count,
wearer of the royal seal chief treasurer, herald of his Lord, Ahmose,
called Pen-Nekhbet, triumphant; he says: "I followed King Nebpehtire,
triumphant. I captured for him in Djahi a living prisoner and a hand.
… Ahmose, called Pen-Nekhbet;
he says: "By the 'sovereign, who lives forever! I was not separated
from the king upon the battlefield, from (the time of) 'King Nebpehtire
(Ahmose I), triumphant, to King Okhepernere (Thutmose II), triumphant;
I was in the favor 'of the king's presence, until King Menkheperre
(Thutmose III), living forever.
King Djeserkare (Amenhotep I),
triumphant, gave to me, of gold: two bracelets, two necklaces, an
armlet, a dagger, a headdress,
a fan, and a mekhtebet.
King Aakheperkare (Thutmosis
I), triumphant, gave to me, of gold: two bracelets, four necklaces, one
armlet, six flies, three lions, two golden axes.
King Aakheperenre (Thutmosis
II), triumphant, gave to me of gold: three bracelets, six necklaces,
three armlets, a mekhtebet, a silver axe.
He says, "I followed the Kings
"of Upper and Lower Egypt, the gods; I was with their majesties when
they went to the South and North country, in every place where they
went; [from] King Nebpehtire (Ahmose I), triumphant, King Djeserkare
(Amenhotep I) triumphant, King Aakheperkare (Thutmosis I), triumphant,
King Aakhepernenre (Thutmosis II), triumphant, until this Good God,
King Menkheperre (Thutmose III) who is given life forever. I have
attained a good old age, having had a life of royal favor, having had
honor under their majesties and the love of me having been in the court.
Campaign in Kush
I followed the King
Aakheperkare (Thutmose I), triumphant; I captured for him in Kush, two
living prisoners, beside three living prisoners, whom I brought off in
Kush, without counting them.
Campaign in Naharin
Again I served for King
Aakheperkare (Thutmose I), triumphant; I captured for him in the
country of Naharin 21 hands, one horse, and one chariot.
Campaign against the
I followed King Aakheperenre
(Thutmose II), triumphant; there were
brought off for me in Shasu very many living prisoners; I did not count
Campaign in Syria
Gifts which were brought to the
fame of the king, Okhepernere (Thutmose
II) from his victories ----- elephant[s] ---- horse[s] ---- [Retenu]
the Upper ---- [the land] of Niy ---- kings ---- his majesty in ----
[when] he came out of ----
Tutor of Princess
The Divine Consort, the Great
King's-Wife, Maatkare (Hatshepsut),
triumphant, repeated honors to me. I reared her eldest daughter, the
Royal Daughter, Nefrure triumphant, while she was a child upon the
(Texts from Breasted: Ancient Records)
version of the autobiographical text at Ancient Egypt.
Leser's page about Ahmose Pennekhbet. Page with some background
information and photographs of the tomb.
Last edited: September 2008