Important Officials from the reign of Tutankhamen:
Amenhotep called Huy, Viceroy of Kush.
Aye: God’s Father (It-netjer), Master of the Horse, possibly Vizier. Aye was already a prominent official during the reign of Akhenaten. His wife Tey was the wet-nurse of Nefertiti, and some scholars think that Aye may have been the father of this famous Queen. If this is true, then he would have seen his granddaughter Ankhesenamen become Queen and take the throne alongside Tutankhamen.
Horemheb: Executive (Iry’pat), Generalissimo. During Tutankhamen’s reign Horemheb was most likely married to Amenia, a chantress of Amen. Horemheb’s tomb in Saqqara (Memphis) is an important source of information. The tomb was built during the reign of Tutankhamen and Aye. Upon becoming Pharaoh himself, a uraeus was added to the brow of most of his images.
Iniuia, started his career as a scribe of the state treasury (under Maya?) but later became Overseer of the Cattle of Amun and High Steward. Iniuia was married to Iuy, a songtress of Amun. They had two sons: Ramose and Penahori (scribes of the treasury of the temple of Aten), and two daughters Merytre and Wiay.
Maia: Wet-nurse to the King. Her tomb was found in Saqqara by French archeologists, led by Alain Zivie.
Maya: Chancellor, Fan-bearer at the right-hand of the King, Overseer of the Treasury.
The tomb of Maya and his wife (and half-sister) Meryt was found in Saqqara.
Meryptah: High Priest of Ptah
Meryre Mrjj-r i , Overseer of the treasury, (prob. temp. Tutankhamen)
Nakhtmin: King’s Son, Generalissimo, Executive (Iry’pat). Likely the son of Aye. Nakhtmin contributed five ushabtis to the gravegoods of Tutankhamen.
Paramesse: General, Vizier, Executive (Iry’pat) [during the reign of Horemheb].
Pay, Royal scribe, Overseer of the King’s private apartments in Memphis / of the Queen / in Gereg-Waset, Overseer of the young females of the Lord of the Two Lands, Overseer of all the works of all the monuments of his majesty, Overseer of the Cattle of Amun-Re.
Pay was married to Repyt, and had three sons and three daughters. Raia followed in his father’s footsteps. He probably served under Horemheb. Two other sons were Nebre (scribe of the treasury) and Mahu.
Taemwadjsy: Superior of the Harem of Nebkheperure (Tutankamen) residing in “Who Satisfies the Gods”. Taemwadjsy was also Superior of the Harem of Amen, and as such the successor of Tuya (the mother of Queen Tiye). She first married Amenhotep, called Huy, the King’s Son of Kush. Her son Paser later became King’s Son of Kush as well. After the death of her first husband she married Khaemwaset, the brother of Paramesse (the later Pharaoh Ramses I). It is likely that Taemwadjsy was related to the family from Akhmin who include Yuya and Tuya. By her second marriage she was also related to the Ramesside Royal family.
Usermontu Wsr-mntw , Vizier, etc., son of Nebmehyt Nb-mh. Jt [Griffith Inst.]
Bibliography / Suggested Reading
Breasted, J.H. Ancient Records of Egypt, Vol2, The eighteenth dynasty. Chicago 1906 (reprinted in 2001)
Dodson A. and Hilton D. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, London 2004
Martin, G.T. The Hidden Tombs of Memphis, London 1991
Murnane, W.J. , Texts from the Amarna Period in Egypt, Atlanta 1995
Reeves, N., Ancient Egypt, The Great Discoveries, London 2000
van den HOUT, Theo P.J., De zaak Zannanza. Een Egyptisch-Hettitisch brievendossier, Phoenix, Leiden 39 (1993), 159-167. "The Zannanza affair. An Egyptian-Hittite letter file."
Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and PaintingsVolume VIII: Objects of Provenance Not Known: Statues by Jaromir Malek, Diana Magee and Elizabeth Miles (Published online by the Griffith Institute)
The Saqqara Online website maintained by Leiden University (the Netherlands)