Text by Ankhie
the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III. I married Amenhotep when I was about 12. Amenhotep and I had many children including; Sitamun, Thutmose, Akhenaten, Henut-Taneb, Isis, Nebetah, and Beketaten.
I was a "commoner queen" of the 18th Dynasty. I was not the sister or half sister of my husband. I was the daughter of Yuya, Master of the Horse; and Thuya, a noble couple from the southern town of Akhmin. I had two brothers, Anen, the Second Prophet of Amun, and the infamous Ay was also probably my brother. My family was very influential, and I remained a force to be reckoned with throughout my husband's entire 37 year reign. And when my son, Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten, became Pharaoh, I remained prominent. My elder son, Thutmose, died before he could assume the throne.
I am represented in relief at Amarna, often with my son and young daugther, Beketaten. I remain in the lime-light until about year 12, when it is assumed I have died. I was probably burried at Amarna, but may have been moved to the Valley of the Kings during the reign of my grandson, Tutankhamen.