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Nebettawy (also spelled Nebettauy) which means Lady of the Two Lands was an ancient Egyptian princess and queen, the fifth daughter of Ramses II in the procession of the daughters as depicted at Abu Simbel.

Queen consort of Egypt
Great Royal Wife
Lady of The Two Lands
Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt
Nebettawy statue at Abu simbel
SpouseRamesses II
Egyptian language
DynastyNineteenth dynasty of Egypt
FatherRamesses II
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion

Biography[change | change source]

Queen Nebettawy as depicted in her tomb QV60.

Nebettawy may have been the daughter of Ramesses's wife, Nefertari. She would also later marry her father and became his great royal wife (possibly after death of Meritamen). [1]

Nebettawy appears as the fifth princess in procession of royal daughters as depicted in the temple of Abu Simbel. She appears after Bintanath, Bakmut, Nefertari, and Meritamen. The princesses are shown shaking a sistrum.[2]

Nebettawy is not shown on the smaller temple of Abu Simbel. Nefertari is shown with Meritamen and Henuttawy on the facade of this temple.[3] Nebettawy was later buried in QV60, the tomb was robbed during the antiquity period. It was later changed into a Christian chapel.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Tyldesley, Joyce. Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2006
  2. Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. P.82
  3. Kitchen, K.A., Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume II, Blackwell Publishers, 1996