Episode 88: Lady of the Lake

The Queen of Egypt Tiaa, and her home in the Faiyum

From 1450 to 1411 BCE, Tiaa was a noteworthy figure in the realm. Before she became Queen Mother to Thutmose IV, Tiaa lived at the Faiyum Oasis. Specifically, she spent her days in the harem palace, a mysterious institution about which little is known…

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From the Gurob Palace Project (Website)




Betsy M. Bryan, The Reign of Thutmose IV, 1991.

Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunrise, 2014.

Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2010.

Eberhard Dziobek et al., Das Grab des Sobekhotep Theben Nr. 63, 1990.

The Gurob Palace Project (Website)