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Tuya (Thuya) of EGYPT queen [61729]

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Queen Tuya
(also called Tuy or Mut -Tuya[1]) was the wife of Pharaoh Seti I of Egypt and mother of Ramesses II , Princess Tia and perhaps Henutmire . She was the daughter of Raia who was a military officer based on his title of Lieutenant of the chariotry.[2] Tuya's daughter Princess Tia was married to an a high ranking civil servant with and identical name: Tia.[3]

As the mother of Ramesses II, enjoyed a privileged existence of a respected king's mother and was allowed the opportunity to correspond with the Hittite royal court after the Year 21 peace treaty between Egypt and Hatti under Ramesses II. A "graceful standing statue of the queen" is today housed "in the Vatican Museum where Tuya appears with her daughter or granddaughter Hentmire "[4] while a carved alabaster canopic jar stopper in the form of her head today resides in the collection of the Luxor Museum .[5] Tuya likely died soon after Year 22 of Ramesses' reign and was buried in an impressive tomb in the Valley of the Queens (QV80).[6] In her tomb, Tuya

"was stripped of the first part of her name to become plain Tuya for eternity; the loss of the prefix Mut - suggests that her death had ended in an almost divine earthly status."[7]


1. ^
Joyce Tyldesley, Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs, Penguin Books, 2000. p.116
2. ^ Tyldesley, p.116
3. ^ Tyldesley, p.116
4. ^ Tyldesley, p.122
5. ^ C. Desroche Noblecourt, "Abou Simbel, Ramses, et les dames de la couronne" in E. Bleiberg & R. Freed (eds) Fragments of a Shattered Visage: the Proceedings of the International Symposium of Ramesses the Great, 1991. Memphis: p.129
6. ^ Tyldesley, p.122
7. ^ Tyldesley, p.122

Grajetzki, Wolfram (2005) Ancient Egyptian Queens \endash a hieroglyphic dictionary


Tuya married Seti I [61728] [MRIN: 551617771], son of Ramses I PHARAOH of EGYPT [61744] and Sitre Queen [61745]. (Seti I [61728] was born about 1323 B.C. and died in 1279 B.C..)

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