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Amenhotep Huy

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Burial  Thebes
Pharaoh  Amenhotep III
House  Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt

Amenhotep-Huy was a Vizier of Ancient Egypt during the reign of Amenhotep III. Besides being Amenhotep III's Vizier, Amenhotep-Huy was also director of Upper and Lower Egypt and overseer of all the works of the King in Upper and Lower Egypt.

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Life and career

There were two Viziers at this time and Amenhotep-Huy served alongside another vizier Ramose. It is not entirely clear who served as Vizier of northern Egypt and who served as Vizier of southern Egypt. Amenhotep-Huy is attested in both the north and the south. He is attested in inscriptions from Gebel el Silsila where he oversaw work in the sandstone quarry.

Tomb and Burial

Amenhotep-Huy owned a tomb in the Theban necropolis. This tomb was discovered in 1978 in El-Assasif, Thebes.

A multi-national team led by the Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto de Madrid and Dr Martin Valentin have been studying the architectural elements of the tomb since 2009. In February 2014, Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities announced what it called conclusive evidence that Akhenaten shared power with his father for at least 8 years, based on the evidence coming from the tomb of Vizier Amenhotep-Huy. Thus, Amenhotep-Huy must have held his high position also during the co-regency.

References

Amenhotep-Huy Wikipedia


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