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


20th Dynasty

Tiye, a queen of the 20th Dynasty, was married to Ramesses III (c. 1194-1163 B.C.). She was involved in the harem plot, which sought to assassinate the king and place her son on the throne of Egypt, and was mentioned in the Juridical Papyrus of Turin. The plot against the king was discovered, and the queen and the other members of the cabal were tried in a royal court. Nothing is known of the fate of Queen Tiye in the affair.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011