Episode 92: The Great Lady

Amunhotep III (Part 3): Introducing Queen Tiye.

In 1399 BCE, Amunhotep III married his first and most important wife. The great queen Tiye (Tiy) would rule alongside her husband for the rest of his reign. In the process, she became one of the greatest names of all royal women.

In this episode we introduce Queen Tiye, explore her titles, and meet her parents and children. This sets the stage for great achievements in future years…

92. Tiye 3

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92. Tiye 1

A portrait of Tiye from the tomb of her servant User-hat (TT47).

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Tiye in faience (Louvre).

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Tiye later in life (c.1365 BCE).

Bibliography

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

Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunrise, 2014.

Arielle P. Kozloff, Amenhotep III: Egypt’s Radiant Pharaoh, 2012.

David O’Connor and Eric Cline (editors), Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, 1998.