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« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2008, 03:33:15 pm »

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a very remarkable woman and that her influence over her husband was very great.

Her name appears in the inscriptions side by side with that of her husband, a fact which proves that he acknowledged her authority as co-ruler with himself; and she assisted at public functions and in acts of ceremonial worship in a manner unknown to queens in Egypt before her time.

Her power inside the palace and in the country generally was very great, and there is evidence that the king's orders, both private and public, were only issued after she had sanctioned them.

In the Sudan the king was worshipped as a god, and as the son and equal and counterpart of Amen-Ra, and in the temple which Amenhetep built for her at Saddenga, some twenty or thirty miles south of Koshah, Ti was worshipped as a goddess.

When Amenhetep married her, or perhaps when he became king, he caused a number of unusually large steatite scarabs to be made, with his names and titles and those of Ti cut side by side on
their bases.

1 On another group of large scarabs he caused his own names and titles, and the names of Ti and
her father Iuau and mother Thuau, to be cut, and these are followed by the statement,

"[She is] the wife of the victorious king whose territory in the South reaches to Karei (i.e., Napata,
at the foot of the Fourth Cataract) and in the North to Naharn" (i.e. the country of the head waters of the Euphrates).

2 Perhaps this is another way of saying the great and mighty king Amenhetep was proud to marry
the daughter of parents of humble birth and to give her a position equal to his own.

And it is possible, as Maspero suggested long ago, that some romantic episode
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