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Ahmose-Sitkamose also known as Sitkamose was referred to as a princess and queen during the late 17th-early 18th dynasties of Egypt. Based on her name, she is likely to have been the daughter of Pharaoh Kamose. Her name means "daughter of Kamose".


Biography Edit

Sitkamose's mummy was discovered in 1881 in the Deir el-Bahari cache; it was in the coffin of a man named Pediamun who lived during the 21st dynasty. Her mummy was unwraped by Gaston Masperoon June 19, 1886. Sitkamose was about thirty years old when she died, Grafton Eliot Smith described her as a strong-built, almost masculine woman. The mummy was damaged by tomb robbers, who had cut away most of the anterior body wall in their search for valuables. The left arm had been broken off at the shoulder, and the occipital region of the skull had been crushed and was completely missing. A black, resinous material coated the whole body, and in this dried substance remain impressions of various items of jewelry that had been removed by the thieves. Additional damage to the mummy was done by mice, who had gnawed the back of Sitkamose's left thigh and her right gluteal fold.

Mummification Edit

The brain and its membranes are visible through the large opening in the back of the skull. He states that the fact these were not removed by the embalmers indicates the early date from which the mummy derives. Sitkamose's nostrils had been filled with linen plugs, and her body cavity had been packed tightly with the same material, some of it having been soaked in resin. A large cake of resinous paste was employed to cover her perineum. Her teeth are only moderately worn, and her hair had not yet turned gray at the time of her death. Sitkamose's arms had been positioned so that her hands could rest over the pubic region, and Smith comments that this is very unusual for mummies of this period. Impressions remain on her toes of the strings which were used to fasten the toenails in place during the embalming procedure. 

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Additional information Edit

Many say she was married to Ahmose I who was her uncle or cousin, since her titles include King's Wife as well as King's Daughter and King's Sister. 

She was also known as the God's Wife of Amun, but it is likely that she was given this title only posthumously.

External Links Edit

References Edit

http://members.tripod.com/anubis4_2000/17A.htm#Ahmose-Sitkamose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmose-Sitkamose

https://sites.google.com/site/historyofancientegypt/queens-of-egypt/ahmose-sit-kamose

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