Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Sitamun


18th Dynasty

Sitamun was a princess during the 18th Dynasty, and was the daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy (1391-1353 B.C.). Some records indicate that Queen Tiy urged Amenhotep to accept Sitamun as a consort. Tiy probably wanted to ensure the birth of other royal heirs. Sitamun is believed by some to be the mother of Smenkhkare and Tut'ankhamun as a result of this marriage, as the young kings were brothers. She was buried at Thebes.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011