Interlude: Royal Children on the Rise.
From 1385 to 1380, the prince of Egypt Thutmose was climbing up the ranks. From a lowly sem-priest to the chief of a great temple, Thutmose was a quickly rising star. His sister, Sit-Amun, also leaves a tantalizing trace of her life.
We explore a non-royal funeral, the cult of the Apis Bull, and see how a prince of Egypt left some wonderful personal records, including those of his pet…
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Prince Thutmose, in a relief from the tomb of the Apis Bulls (Dodson 2014).
Typical mid-18th Dynasty coffin (Wikipedia).
Statue of the High Priest of Ptah, Ptahmose (Wikipedia).
Princess Sitamun, from the Mortuary Temple of Amunhotep III (Wikipedia).
Throne of princess Sitamun, from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu, Cairo Museum (Wikipedia).
Detail of Sit-Amun throne, back panel, from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (Davis 1908).
Sarcophagus of Ta-Mit, “Girl Cat,” the pet of prince Thutmose (Wikipedia).
Kate Bosse-Griffiths, “The Memphite Stela of Merptah and Ptahmose,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1955).
Katherine Griffis-Greenberg, The Coffin of the She-Cat of the Crown Prince Thutmose (2006) online.
Eric Cline and David O’Connor, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, 1998.
Theodore M. Davis The Tomb of Iouiya and Touiyou, 2000 (reprint).
Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunrise, 2014.
Aidan Dodson, “Crown Prince Djhutmose and the Royal Sons of the Eighteenth Dynasty,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1990).
Arielle P. Kozloff, Amenhotep III: Egypt’s Radiant Pharaoh, 2012.
Arielle P. Kozloff and Betsy M. Bryan, Egypt’s Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World, 1992.
Donald B. Redford, Akhenaten: The Heretic King, 1984.
James Quibell, The Tomb of Yuaa and Thuiu, 1908 (archive.org).