Ancient Egypt


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Kings and Queens

4th dynasty
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11th dynasty
Kings named Mentuhotep and Intef

12th dynasty
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Senusret I-III

18th dynasty
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19th dynasty
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20th dynasty

Sethnakht, Ramesses III
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25th dynasty
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Cleopatra VII Philopator

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Amarna Period
Queen Nefertiti
inscriptions Queen Nefertiti.
Queen Kiya

Tombs at Amarna
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Valley of the Kings,
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Mastabas at the Giza Plateau
Giza Mastabas 1000 cemetary
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Giza Mastaba 4000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 5000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 6000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 7000 cemetary

Mummy Caches
Tomb DB320
Tomb KV35

Ahmose Pen-Nekhbet

Family and Career:
Ahmose Pen-Nekhbet 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.

Autobiographical text:

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 Shasu
I followed King Aakheperenre (Thutmose II), triumphant; there were brought off for me in Shasu very many living prisoners; I did not count them.
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 Neferure
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 breast.
(Texts from Breasted: Ancient Records)


Annotated version of the autobiographical text at Ancient Egypt.

Karl Leser's page about Ahmose Pennekhbet. Page with some background information and photographs of the tomb.

Last edited: September 2008

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