Family Tree of Seqenenra Tao I -- 17th & 18th Dynasties
Egyptologist Petrie wrote: "His [Seqenenra] wife Aahhotep was one of the
great queens of Egyptian history, important as the historic link of the
dynasties, and revered along with her still more celebrated and honored
daughter Nefertari. We have already noticed how her son Aahmes (so
described on Edfu stele), was of the ordinary Egyptian complexion, while
her daughter Nefertari, was black. As Seqenenra was Berber, Nefertari
might be three-quarters black; while Aahmes, if son of an Egyptian, thus
accounting for the difference. The age of Aahmes at his accession, after
the insignificant reigns of his brothers, shows that he was the son of a
first husband, implying that Aahhotep first married an Egyptian, and
secondly, Seqenenra. The reign of Kames before Aahmes shows that he was
the elder brother. And the presence of Sekhentnebra between Aahmes and
Kames (tomb of Khabekht) shows that he was another brother, who probably
reigned briefly between them." (Petrie, A History of Egypt, 1896)
18th Dynasty Egypt
18th Dynasty Egypt
Amenofis III y Tiye
X-raying the Pharaohs:
The authors of X-raying the Pharaohs are James E. Harris director
of the expedition to x-ray the pharaohs, professor of dentistry and
chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Michigan;
and Kent R. Weeks, an American Egyptologist and member of the expedition,
is associate professor and chairman of the Department of Anthropology at
The American University in Cairo wrote:
Seqenenra Tao: "His entire lower facial complex, in fact, is so
different from other pharaohs that he could be fitted more easily into
the series of Nubian and Old Kingdom Giza skulls than into that of later
Egyptian kings. Various scholars in the past have proposed a Nubian--that
is, non-Egyptian--origin for Seqenenra and his family, and his facial
features suggest this might indeed be true. If it is, the history of the
family that reputedly drove the Hyksos from Egypt, and the history of
the Seventeenth Dynasty, stand in need of considerable re-examination".
Written in the book X-raying the Pharaohs states that Donald
Redford, a modern Canadian Egyptologist. . . . "believes Hatshepsut's
attainment of the throne represents the final attempt in the Eighteenth
Dynasty to establish a strong matrairchate in Egypt. He cites the
unusual importance of earlier queens in this period --Tetisheri, Ahhotep
I, Ahmose-Nefertari--as evidence of such a tendency, and here suggest
that the influences for such a matriarchally determined order of
succession might have come from Nubia. The possibility that the rulers
of the Seventeenth Dynasty were themselves at least part Nubian".
Secrets of the Ancient World Revealed Through DNA, A lecture
presented to the ESS by Dr. Scott Woodward, Professor of Microbiology,
BrighamYoung University, April 20, 2001, Summarized by Judy Greenfield,
Journal of The Egyptian Study Society, volume 12 no. 1, Summer
2001, pp. 1-4.
W. M. Flinders Petrie, A History of Egypt – Part Two, 1896, p. 9
James E. Harris, Kent R. Weeks, X-raying the Pharaohs, 1973, p.
Donald B. Redford, A History and Chronology of the Eighteenth Dynasty
of Egypt: Seven Studies (Toronto: University of Toronto Press,
1967), p. 66
Amenhotep I = Seneseneb (non-royal)
Relationships: Where = occurs between two names it indicates marriage.
Name of rulers printed in bold; names of women in italics.
All family members are not listed within each group to make it easier to
follow the linkage.
La reina Tiye. Berlín