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Gilukhipa .

Hebrew: Gilukhipa אחרון מלכי יהודה, Italian: Gilukhipa Re di Giuda
Also Known As: "Gilukhipa", "Kirgipa", "Kilu-Hepa"
Birthplace: Mitanni ( Kingdom in Northern Syria)
Death: Died in Egypt
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Shuttarna II 'The Warlord', of Mitanni and Wife. ???
Wife of Nebmaatre Amenhotep III, Pharaoh of Egypt
Mother of Merykhipa; Prince ? Son of Amenhotep III Egypt; Pricness Netsemmut of Egypt and NN5 of Egypt
Sister of Artama King of Mitanni; Tushratta king of Mitanni and Artashumara King of Mitanni
Half sister of unknown daughter of Mitanni and Tushratta king of Mitanni

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Gilukhipa

For political reasons, Gilukhipa was sent to Egypt to join Amenhotep III in marriage. The Egyptian pharaoh made a special issue of commemorative scarabs on the occasion of his marriage to Gilukhipa in his 10th regnal year, where he recorded that the princess was escorted by 317 ladies-in-waiting, women from the Mitanni king's royal palace.[2] Gilukhipa became known as the "Secondary King's Wife," meaning she was secondary to Amenhotep III's chief wife, Queen Tiye.

Twenty-six years later, her niece Tadukhepa also became Amenhotep's wife.

References Edit

^ Wolfgang Helck, Urkunden der 18. Dynastie 1957, p. 1738 ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004), p.154