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Yuya (sometimes Iouiya) also known as Yaa, Ya, Yiya, Yayi, Yu, Yuyu, Yaya, Yiay, Yia, Yuy[1] was a powerful Egyptian courtier of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt (circa 1390 BC). He was married to Tjuyu, an Egyptian noblewoman. Their daughter Tiye became the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III.[2] They may also have been the parents of Ay,[3] an Egyptian courtier active during the reign of pharaoh Akhenaten, and who eventually became pharaoh himself, as Kheperkheprure Ay. However, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the kinship of Yuya and Ay, although both men certainly came from Akhmin.[4] Yuya and Tjuyu are also known to have a son named Anen.[5] A section of the Papyrus of Ani showing cursive hieroglyphs. ... The Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of ancient Egypt are often combined under the group title, New Kingdom. ... (Redirected from 1390s BCE) Centuries: 15th century BC - 14th century BC - 13th century BC Decades: 1440s BC 1430s BC 1420s BC 1410s BC 1400s BC - 1390s BC - 1380s BC 1370s BC 1360s BC 1350s BC 1340s BC Events and Trends 1397 BC - Pandion, legendary King of Athens dies after a... Tjuyu (sometimes transliterated as Thuyu) was an Egyptian noblewoman and descedant of Ahmose-Nefertari. ... Tiye. ... Great Royal Wife (or ḥmt nswt wrt) is the term used to refer to the chief wife of an Egyptian pharaoh on the day of his coronation. ... Nebmaatre The Lord of Truth is Re[2] Nomen Amenhotep Hekawaset Amun is Satisfied, Ruler of Thebes[1] Horus name Kanakht Emkhaimaat The strong bull, appearing in truth Nebty name Semenhepusegerehtawy One establishing laws, pacifying the two lands Golden Horus Aakhepesh-husetiu Great of valour, smiting the Asiatics Consort(s... For other uses, see AY. Nomen: Itinetjer Ay Gods father, Ay Horus name: Kanakht Tekhenkhau The strong bull, the one of glittering crowns Nebty name: Sekhempehti dersetet Who is mighty of strength, who subdues the Asiatics Golden Horus: Heqamaat sekhepertawy The ruler of truth, who creates the two lands... For other uses, see Akhenaten (disambiguation). ... Akhmim Akhmim (Arabic اخميم) is a town of Upper Egypt, on the right bank of the Nile, 67 mi by river south of Asyut, and 4 mi above Suhaj, on the opposite side of the river where there is railway communication with Cairo and Aswan. ... Anen was an Ancient Egyptian official during the late 18th dynasty of Egypt. ...



Yuya (left), Tjuyu (right). Both were found in the same tomb.
Yuya (left), Tjuyu (right). Both were found in the same tomb.

Yuya came from the Upper Egyptian town of Akhmin, where he probably owned an estate and was a member of this town's local nobility. His origins remain unclear. As the study of his mummy showed, Yuya had been a man of taller than average stature, and the anatomist Grafton Elliot Smith considered that his appearance was not typically Egyptian. Taking into account his unusual name and features, some Egyptologists believe that Yuya was of foreign origin, although this is far from certain.[6] The name Yuya can be spelled in five different ways as Gaston Maspero noted decades ago in Theodore Davis's 1907 book--The Tomb of Iouiya and Touiyou.[7] These include "iAy", ywiA", yw [reed-leaf with walking feet]A, ywiw" and, in orthography--normally a sign of something foreign--"y[man with hand to mouth]iA".[8] It was abnormal for a person to have so many different ways to write his name in Egyptian; this may suggest that Yuya's ancestors had a foreign--though not necessarly Mitannian--origin. Image File history File linksMetadata Tuyayuya. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Tuyayuya. ... Map of Upper and Lower Egypt Ancient Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper and Lower Egypt. ... Akhmim Akhmim (Arabic اخميم) is a town of Upper Egypt, on the right bank of the Nile, 67 mi by river south of Asyut, and 4 mi above Suhaj, on the opposite side of the river where there is railway communication with Cairo and Aswan. ... The Great Sphinx of Giza against Khafres Pyramid at the Giza pyramid complex. ... An American lawyer, Theodore M. Davis (New York City, 1837 – Florida, 1915) was most famous for his work excavating Egypts Valley of the Kings between 1889 and 1912. ...

One solution is that Yuya had some Mitannian ancestry; this argument is based on the fact that the knowledge of horses and chariotry was introduced into Egypt from Asia and Yuya was the king’s "Master of the Horse." It was also suggested Yuya was the brother of queen Mutemwiya, who was the mother of pharaoh Amenhotep III and may have had Mitannian royal origins.[9] However, this hypothesis cannot be substantiated since nothing is known of Mutemwiya's background. While Yuya lived in Upper Egypt, an area which was predominantly native Egyptian, he could have been an assimiliated descendant of Asiatic immigrants or slaves who rose to become a member of the local nobility at Akhmin. If he was not a foreigner, however, then Yuya would have been a native Egyptian whose daughter was married Amenhotep III. Kingdom of Mitanni Mitanni (cuneiform KUR URUMi-it-ta-ni, also Mittani Mi-ta-an-ni, in Assyrian sources Hanigalbat, Khanigalbat cuneiform Ḫa-ni-gal-bat ) was a Hurrian kingdom in northern Mesopotamia from ca. ... Mutemwiya (also Mutemwia, Mutemweya; Mut in the divine bark) was a minor wife of Thutmose IV, pharaoh of Egypt, in the Eighteenth Dynasty. ... For other uses, see Pharaoh (disambiguation). ... Nebmaatre The Lord of Truth is Re[2] Nomen Amenhotep Hekawaset Amun is Satisfied, Ruler of Thebes[1] Horus name Kanakht Emkhaimaat The strong bull, appearing in truth Nebty name Semenhepusegerehtawy One establishing laws, pacifying the two lands Golden Horus Aakhepesh-husetiu Great of valour, smiting the Asiatics Consort(s...


Gilded Mummy mask of Yuya, father of Queen Tiye.
Gilded Mummy mask of Yuya, father of Queen Tiye.

Yuya served as a key adviser for Amenhotep III,[10] and held posts such as "King’s Lieutenant" and "Master of the Horse"; his title "Father-of-the-god" possibly referred specifically to his being Amenhotep's father-in-law. In his native town of Akhmin, Yuya was a prophet of Min, the chief god of the area, and served as "Superintendent of Cattle".[11] The Egyptian God Min This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Yuya and his wife were buried in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, where their private KV46 tomb was discovered in 1905 [12] by James Quibell, who was working on behalf of Theodore M. Davis'. Although it had been entered, the tomb-robbers were perhaps disturbed, and Quibell found most of the funerary goods and the two mummies virtually intact.[13] Location of the valley in the Theban Hills, West of the Nile, October 1988 (red arrow shows location) The Valley of the Kings (Arabic: وادي الملوك Wadi Biban el-Muluk; Gates of the King)[1] is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to... Thebes Thebes (, Thēbai) was a city in Ancient Egypt located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean, on the east bank of the river Nile (). It was the capital of Waset, the fourth Upper Egyptian nome. ... Tomb KV46 in the Valley of the Kings is the tomb of Yuya and his wife Thuya, the parents of Queen Tiye, the wife of Amenhotep III. It was the discovered in February 1905, and until the discovery of Tutankhamuns tomb it was the richest tomb found in the... James Edward Quibell (11 November 1867 – June 5, 1935[1]) was a British Egyptologist, born in Newport, Shropshire. ...


  1. ^ (Osman p. 113)
  2. ^ Rice, Michael (1999). Who's Who in Ancient Egypt. Routledge, p.207. 
  3. ^ Rice, op. cit., p.222
  4. ^ David, op. cit., p.167
  5. ^ Rice, op. cit., p.20
  6. ^ David O'Connor & Eric Cline, Amenhotep: Perspectives on his Reign, University of Michigan, 1998, p.5
  7. ^ O'Connor & Cline, op. cit., p.5
  8. ^ Maspero's analysis of Yuya's complex name is given on page xiii-xiv of The Tomb of Iouiya and Touiyou" by Theodore M. Davis, Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd, 1907
  9. ^ Anthony David & Rosalie David, A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, London: Seaby, 1992, p.167 ISBN 1-85264-032-4
  10. ^ Rice, op. cit., p.222
  11. ^ David, op. cit., p.167
  12. ^ (Osman p. 8)
  13. ^ David, op. cit., p.167
  • David, Anthony, E. and Rosalie David. A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. London: Seaby, 1992. ISBN 1-85264-032-4
  • Osman, Ahmed. The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt. Rochester: Bear and Company, 1987.

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  • Discussion and images of the mummies of Yuya and Tjuyu. Tripod homepage. Retrieved on March 2, 2006.
  • The Treasures of Yuya and Tuyu
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