Interlude: A Princess Becomes Queen, a Prince Becomes Heir.
In 1370 BCE, the same year as the Sed-Festival, pharaoh Amunhotep III made two interesting decisions. He made his eldest daughter his wife, and named his eldest (surviving) son as heir to the throne. In a short side-episode, we explore these events and their significance…
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Princess Sit-Amun (Wikipedia).
The Meidum graffito (Petrie)
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