Ancient Egypt


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Kings and Queens

4th dynasty
Seneferu, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, Djedefre, etc.

11th dynasty
Kings named Mentuhotep and Intef

12th dynasty
Amenemhet I - IV,
Senusret I-III

18th dynasty
Amenhotep I-IV,
Tuthmosis I-IV, Akhenaten, Tutankhamen, Aye, Horemheb, etc.

19th dynasty
Sety I-II, Ramesses I-II, Merenptah, Amenmesses, Tawosret.

20th dynasty

Sethnakht, Ramesses III
Ramesses IV - XI

Cleopatra VII Philopator

Queens (D1-6)- Old Kingdom
Queens (D11-13) Middle Kingd.
Queens (D16-20)- New Kingdom
Queens (D21-29)- Late Period


Officials, Priesthood etc.
Viziers (New Kingdom)
High Priests of Amun
God's Wives of Amun
High Priests of Ptah
Viceroys of Nubia
Who's who of New Kingdom

Amarna Period
Queen Nefertiti
inscriptions Queen Nefertiti.
Queen Kiya

Tombs at Amarna
Houses at Amarna

Valley of the Kings,
Valley of the Queens
Theban Tombs,
Tombs at Abydos
Tombs at El Kab
Tombs in Aswan
Early dynastic Saqqara
New Kingdom Saqqara
The Unis Cemetary

Mastabas at the Giza Plateau
Giza Mastabas 1000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 2000 cemetary
Giza Mataba 2300 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 4000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 5000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 6000 cemetary
Giza Mastaba 7000 cemetary

Mummy Caches
Tomb DB320
Tomb KV35


Queen Sitiah

Her  name is sometimes written as Sit-Iah or Sat-Iah. Her name means "daughter of Iah", where Iah is a moongod. This is the same deity referred to in names like Ahmose. Iah (or Yah) is associated with the god Thoth as well.

Sitiah was the daughter of a royal nurse named Ipu. Sitiah must have married King Tuthmosis III at the beginning of his reign. She is attested in some monuments and may be the mother of Prince Amenemhet. Sitiah vanishes sometime during the second decade of Tuthmosis' reign.

Sitiah's titles include:
King’s Wife (hmt-nisw), Great King’s Wife (hmt-niswt-wrt) and God’s Wife (hmt-ntr).

Items and incriptions mentioning Queen Sitiah

Offering table from Abydos:
The textmentions her mother, the “nurse of the god” Ipu. The offering table was dedicated by the lector priest Therikiti. [PM]

Bronze votive axe-head(?)
(Cairo Museum) from Abydos.
The axe-head is inscribed with the name of Queen Sitiah  [PM]

Temple of Monthu (Tod):
Statue of Queen Sitiah dedicated by Tuthmosis III after her death (now in the Cairo Museum)[PM]

Pillar in the tomb of Tuthmosis III (KV 34)

Queen Sitiah is depicted behind Queen Merytre and Tuthmosis III. Queen Sitiah's cartouche is followed by "maa kheru", hence she was likely already deceased when de inscription was drawn. Behind Queen Sitiah we see the King's Wife Nebtu and the King's Daughter Nefertari.

Depiction of Satiah in Karnak

The Great Royal Wife Satiah, may she live!
Followed by Menkheperre (Tuthmosis III)
Photo courtesy of Dirk Lagall (click on image to see a larger image)


A stela in the Cairo Museum showing Queen Satiah behind Tuthmosis III.
The cartouche shows signs of being reinscribed. A faint trace of the Ra glyph is visible.
Photo courtesy of Dirk Lagall

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