Skip to main content
Select Source:

Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III)

Tiy (tē), fl. 1385 BC, queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III. Of humble origin, she was remarkable for her influence in state affairs in the reigns of her husband and of Ikhnaton, her son. The occurrence of her name with that of Amenhotep III shows an official recognition of the queen that was most unusual for Egypt.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/tiy-queen-ancient-egypt-wife-amenhotep-iii

"Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved July 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/tiy-queen-ancient-egypt-wife-amenhotep-iii

Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Ramses III)

Tiy, fl. 1167 BC, queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Ramses III. To gain the throne for her son, Pentewere, she led a palace conspiracy to displace her aging husband. At the last minute the plot was discovered, and 32 important courtiers were executed for complicity.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Ramses III)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Ramses III)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 24, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/tiy-queen-ancient-egypt-wife-ramses-iii

"Tiy (queen of ancient Egypt, wife of Ramses III)." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved July 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/tiy-queen-ancient-egypt-wife-ramses-iii