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Ahmose-Sapair (also -Sipair) was an ancient Egyptian prince of the late Seventeenth Dynasty. He was probably a son of Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao and a brother of Ahmose I[1] or the child of Ahmose I.[2]

Ahmose-Sapair
Prince of Egypt
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Ahmose-Sapair at the Louvre (E 15682)
DynastySeventeenth Dynasty of Egypt
PharaohSeqenenre Tao to Ahmose I
FatherSeqenenre Tao or Ahmose I
BurialThebes
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Ahmose-Sapair
in hieroglyphs

During the Eighteenth Dynasty, he appears on several monuments. Such prominence is relatively rare in case of princes who never ascended to the throne, so it has been suggested that he might be identical with the unknown father of Thutmose I, who succeeded Sapair's nephew, the childless Amenhotep I.[1] However, the mummy identified as his is that of a 5- to 6-year-old boy. The mummy was found in the Deir el-Bahari cache (DB320) in 1881 and was unwrapped by Grafton Elliot Smith and A. R. Ferguson on September 9, 1905.[3]

The location of his tomb is unknown, however it was still known during the inspection of tombs from the Twentieth Dynasty mentioned on the Abbott Papyrus.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.129
  2. ^ a b Wente, Edward F. Thutmose III's Accession and the Beginning of the New Kingdom. p. 271 . Journal of Near Eastern Studies, University of Chicago Press, 1975.
  3. ^ The mummy of Ahmose-Sipair

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