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


Nineteenth Dynasty

Ruia was the father of Queen Tuya, who was the wife of Seti I (1306-1290 B.C.). Tuya was a commoner and was married to Seti before Horemhab selected Ramesses I (Seti's father) as heir to the throne. Ruia, who was commander of chariots in the Egyptian army, a force that was reinstated and strengthened by Horemhab, was a veteran campaigner. He and his wife, Raia, were both buried at Thebes.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011