Amenhotep-Huy was a Vizier of Ancient Egypt during the reign of Amenhotep III. Besides being Amenhotep III's Vizier, Amenhotep-Huy was also director of Upper and Lower Egypt and overseer of all the works of the King in Upper and Lower Egypt.[1]

Dynasty18th Dynasty
PharaohAmenhotep III
BurialK028, El-Assasif, Thebes
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Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)
Egyptian hieroglyphs

Life and careerEdit

There were two Viziers at this time and Amenhotep-Huy served alongside another vizier Ramose. It is not entirely clear who served as Vizier of northern Egypt and who served as Vizier of southern Egypt.[2] Amenhotep-Huy is attested in both the north and the south. He is attested in inscriptions from Gebel el Silsila where he oversaw work in the sandstone quarry.[1]

Tomb and BurialEdit

Amenhotep-Huy owned a tomb, k028, in the Theban necropolis.[1] This tomb was located by Dieter Eigner and identified by Andrew Gordon in 1978 in El-Assasif, Thebes.[3][4]

A multi-national team led by the Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto de Madrid and Martin Valentin have been studying the architectural elements of the tomb since 2009. In February 2014, Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities announced what it called conclusive evidence that Akhenaten shared power with his father for at least 8 years, based on the evidence coming from the tomb of Vizier Amenhotep-Huy.[5][6] Thus, Amenhotep-Huy must have held his high position also during the co-regency.


  1. ^ a b c O'Connor and Cline, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign,University of Michigan Press, 2001
  2. ^ A. Gordon, Who was the Southern Vizier during the Last Part of the Reign of Amenhotep III, Journal of Near Eastern Studies 48 (1989), pp. 15-23.
  3. ^ D. Eigner: Das thebanische Grab des Amenhotep, Wesir von Unterägypten: die Architektur. In: Mitteilungen des deutschen archäologischen Instituts Kairo 39 (1983), pp. 39-50
  4. ^ A. Gordon, The Tomb of the Vizier Amenhotep at Thebes. In: Mitteilungen des deutschen archäologischen Instituts Kairo 39 (1983), pp. 71-80.
  5. ^ Pharaoh power-sharing unearthed in Egypt Daily News Egypt. February 6, 2014
  6. ^ Proof found of Amenhotep III-Akhenaten co-regency

5. “Lost Treasures Of Egypt:  Curse of the Mummy”.  Season 2, Episode 8.  National Geographic Channel