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The Reign of Tawosret

Aidan Dodson

in Poisoned Legacy

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9789774163951
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781936190058 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774163951.003.0007
The Reign of Tawosret

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Although Tawosret appears to have granted Siptah a burial, it was one that denied his status as a king, and was combined with Tawosret's desire to refocus her royal affiliations on her husband, rather than the young man for whom she had ruled for half a decade. Tawosret's queenly sarcophagus—ultimately reused for burying a Twentieth Dynasty prince—was replaced by a more massive piece in typical kingly style. Tawosret continued the year-reckoning of Siptah, and thus some Year 6 and all Year 7 and Year 8 documents from the period should be attributed to her reign. Material from this period is scarce, and only one image of Tawosret specifically meant to represent her as a king seems to survive.

Keywords: Siptah; burial; Tawosret; royal affiliation

Chapter.  1620 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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