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Tuya Of Thebes

Birthplace: Thebes
Death: circa -1258 (54-72)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Raia and Ruia
Wife of Seti I, Pharaoh of Egypt
Mother of Ramses II 'The Great', Pharaoh of Egypt; Hent-mi-re' and Tiye Nefertari

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ID: I62312

Name: Tuya of Egpyt

Given Name: Tuya

Surname: of Egpyt

Sex: F

_UID: 946FD60A2F23A349935096B6F2E6CFF6ED83

Change Date: 23 Jan 2006

Death: Y

Father: Reya of Egpyt

Mother: Tuya of Egypt

Marriage 1 Seti I of Egypt




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Tuya (queen)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Queen Tuya) Jump to: navigation, search Tuya Queen consort of Egypt

King's Mother Tuya Full name Tuya or Mut-Tuya Titles Great Royal Wife Birthplace Thebes? Place of death Thebes Buried Valley of the Queens, Thebes Consort Pharaoh Sety I Dynasty 19th of Egypt Father Raia Mother [R]uia Children Princess Tia Ramesses II Religious beliefs Ancient Egyptian religion



Queen Tuya in hieroglyphs

Canopic jar lid of Queen Tuya from the Luxor MuseumQueen Tuya (also called Tuy or Mut-Tuya[1]) was the wife of Pharaoh Seti I of Egypt and mother of Princess Tia, Ramesses II 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 a high ranking civil servant who was also called Tia.[2]

As the mother of Ramesses II, she 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 put in place by Ramesses II.

Contents [hide] 1 Monuments and Inscriptions 2 Death and Burial 3 In popular culture 4 References

[edit] Monuments and Inscriptions Statue of Tuya from the Vatican.Statue, Vatican Museum no. 28 with figure of Henutmire.[3] The inscription identifies Queen Tuya as: Mother of the King of South and North Egypt, Queen Mother of the King of South and North Egypt (even of) the Horus-Falcon, Strong Bull, Lord of Both Lands, Usermaatre Setepenre, Lord of Crowns, Ramesses II, given life like Re; The God's Wife and Great Royal Wife, Lady of Both Lands, Tuya, may she live.[4] At the Ramesseum, fragments of North Side-Chapel of Queen Mother Tuya were found. Ramesses II had this chapel dedicated to his mother. A scene in this chapel records the name of Tuya's father and mother.[4] The Ramesseum contains scenes of the Divine Birth of the Pharaoh.[4] A Statue and base block, found in Tanis but originally from Piramesse. Her titles are given as Hereditary Princess, Chief of the Harim, greatly favoured, God's Wife and Queen Mother, Great Royal Wife, etc.[4] In Abydos Tuya's name appears on fragments of a limestone statue and in texts in Ramesses II's temple.[4] In the Ramesseum Tuya's name appears on fragments of a colossus and in scenes on the main (central) doorway into the great hypostyle hall.[4] A statue inscribed with the name and titles of Tuya was found at Medinet Habu, but likely originated from the Ramesseum.[4] Queen Tuya appears on two of the collosi flanking the entrance to the temple at Abu Simbel.[4] A sandstone lintel from Deir el-Medina records the names of Ramesses II and Tuya.[4] A jamb now in Vienna (Inv. 5091) shows Ramesses II followed by Tuya, making an offering to Osiris.[4] A carved alabaster canopic jar stopper in the form of her head, today resides in the collection of the Luxor Museum.[5] [edit] Death and BurialTuya likely died soon after Year 22 of Ramesses' reign and was buried in an impressive tomb in the Valley of the Queens (QV80).[3] 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."[3] [edit] In popular cultureQueen Tuya has been first portrayed by actress Irene Martin in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, as one of Bithiah's maidservants famous for quoting "Bithiah could charm tears from a crocodile". She also appears in The Prince of Egypt as the adoptive mother of Moses, voiced by Helen Mirren. [edit] References1.^ Joyce Tyldesley, Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs, Penguin Books, 2000. p.116 2.^ a b Tyldesley, p.116 3.^ a b c Tyldesley, p.122 4.^ a b c d e f g h i j Kitchen, K.A., Rammeside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume II, Blackwell Publishers, 1996 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 Grajetzki, Wolfram (2005) Ancient Egyptian Queens – a hieroglyphic dictionary Persondata Name Tuya Alternative names Short description Ancient Egyptian queen consort Date of birth Place of birth Thebes? Date of death Place of death Thebes

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