God's Wife of Amun Timeline

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  • c. 1570 BCE - 1069 BCE
    The Office of God's Wife of Amun becomes increasingly significant during the New Kingdom of Egypt.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 1530 BCE
    Queen Ahhotep I, mother of Ahmose I, holds the title God's Wife of Amun.
  • c. 1570 BCE - 1544 BCE
    Reign of Ahmose I of Thebes during which his wife Ahmose-Nofretari is God's Wife of Amun.
  • 1479 BCE - 1458 BCE
    Pharaoh Hatshepsut passes title of God's Wife of Amun to her daughter after assuming power.
  • c. 1386 BCE - c. 1295 BCE
    No mention of God's Wife of Amun during the reigns of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and Horemheb.
  • c. 1255 BCE
    Death of Nefertari, God's Wife of Amun and Royal Queen, wife of Ramesses II.
  • 1191 BCE - 1190 BCE
    Twosret reigns as pharaoh and holds title of God's Wife of Amun.
  • 1145 BCE - 1137 BCE
    Celibacy becomes standard for God's Wife of Amun during the reign of Ramesses VI; his daughter Isis is the first celibate God's Wife.
  • c. 714 BCE - c. 700 BCE
    Amenirdis I, daughter of King Kashta, serves as one of the most powerful God's Wives of Amun in Egypt.
  • 655 BCE - 585 BCE
    Nitokris I is among the most powerful God's Wives of Amun in Egypt's history.
  • c. 595 BCE - 525 BCE
    Ankhenesneferibre reigns from Thebes as God's Wife of Amun, effectively ruling Upper Egypt.
  • 525 BCE
    Nitokris II last named God's Wife of Amun before Persian Invasion and abolition of the office.
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