Statue of Ahmose-Meritamun
Statue of Ahmose-Meritamun
Biographical Information
Name(s) Ahmose-Meritamun
Age 40-45 at death
Sex Female
Status Egyptian Princess
Height Unknown
Culture Egyptian
Date(s) 1580-1550 BCE
Site Deir el-Bahari, Thebe, Egypt
Current Location
Catalog # TT358

Biography Edit

Ahmose-Meritamun was an Egyptian princess that lived during the second intermediate period (1580-1550 BCE). Her parents were Pharoh Ahmose I and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari. She eventually became the wife of Pharoh Amenhotep I, her brother.

Mummification Edit

The mummy of Ahmose-Meritamun was found in two cedarwood coffins surrounded by an cartonage outer case. When priests discovered that her tomb had been vandalized they rewrapped and reburied her remains. Ahmose-Meritamun was buried in Deir el-Bahri, a bay of cliffs on the west bank of the Nile River.

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Pathology Edit

Ahmose-Meritamun died at a fairly young age. Her remains show signs of arthritis and scoliosis. According to the research of Thomson et al. in the Horus Study, she also had severe atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries.

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