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Takhaet and I got an award for the 5th Annual Risen Phoenix Parade!
I am Tjaneferet sat Atenhotep. The year is c1339 BC. I was born in 1351 BC in Waset (Thebes). My older sister Takhaet (13) was born in 1352 BC. My family has taken care of the Temple of Mentu in Thebes since the great days of the Middle Kingdom. My father's birth name was Mentuhotep but he found it prudent to change his name to Atenhotep when Akhenaten began to attack the Amun priesthood. My mother's name is Raia. My brother was born as Kenamon but he was renamed Kenaten. I was fortunate in that my name did not need to be changed. In time, Akhenaten promoted my father to a court position in Akhetaten because he was from an old Theban family but was not associated directly with the Amun priesthood. My sister and I are the friends and companions of Beketaten, the daughter of Amenhotep III and Tiye. Beketaten (11) is a year younger than I am.
In the New Kingdom:
Em hotep! The year is 1502 BC. I am Tjaneferet, the daughter of Mentuhotep. I was born in 1532 BC. My official title is Great One of the Troupe of Musical Performers for the Temple of Maat in the Precinct of Montu at Ipet-Isut (Karnak). I help my father, Mentuhotep, with the work at the Temple of Maat. It is a good thing that he taught his daughters how to read and write! My father used to supervise the Temple of Montu but the work became too much for him and my brothers, Khendjer and Kenamon (and his new wife, Maia), took over for him. My brothers also supervise the small temple dedicated to Montu's son, Harpare. I try to get my sister, Takhaet sat Mentuhotep, to help me at the Temple of Maat but she is too busy helping her husband at the bakery. The dancers and other people assigned to help at the Temple of Maat prefer to work at the more prestigious Temple of Amun, which lies a short walk to the south.
My husband, Netekamani, is a trader from Kush. His father is the ruler of Kush. Netekamani was raised in Egypt with other royal sons of distant lands to insure his father's good conduct towards Egypt. He has persuaded his sisters, Kasaqa, Takahatamani, and Amanishakhete, to join my dance troupe. My sister, Tanetiunet sat Mentuhotep, sometimes helps at the bakery and sometimes at the Temple.
Netekamani and I have several children. Our sons are Nikaure, Niankhkhnum, and Djedefre. Our daughters are Naunakhte and Ashayet. Nikaure is married to Ahhotep. The others are not married yet.
The Temple of Maat is very small and receives little mention from the official annalists. A temple dedicated to maat, the founding principle of our great nation, should get more attention. I look forward to the day when an enlightened sovereign will rebuild the Temple. Until then, I scrounge around for help.
Tjaneferet is a scribe at the small temple of Maat in Ipet-Isut. Her father, Mentuhotep, is a scribe who taught her the trade and gave her a reverance for the written word. He used to work at the Temple of Montu in the Precinct of Montu but the work became too much for him. Now her brothers supervise the Temple of Montu while Tjaneferet helps her father supervise the small Temple of Maat. Her family is descended from the priests of Montu. The Temple of Maat is in the Precinct of Montu, near the old temple of Montu and the sacred lake.
Tja-neferet is the sister of Takhaet and Tanetiunet sat Mentuhotep. Her father, Mentuhotep, is a scribe and her mother is a baker. Her brothers are Khendjer and Kenamon. Her sister, Takhaet, has taken after their mother and is a baker, while Tja-neferet is a scribe like their father. Tja-neferet is a scribe in service to Maat. Tja-neferet's husband, Netekamani of Massawa (a port on the Red Sea), is a wealthy trader with the Nehesi (Kush) and Punt. Above is an image of her husband's ship, which is called the Nefermaat. She is a fine ship, isn't she? Her husband's sisters, Kasaqa, Takahatamani, and Amanishakhete, assist her dance troupe at the Temple of Maat.
The image comes from http://www.neferchichi.com - The Tomb of the Chihuahua Pharaohs) and Art Explosion.
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Tjaneferet's Fruit and Vegetable Stand
I have become the nomarch of the 1st Nome of Upper Kemet (Egypt). See my per (house) for Ta Sety, the 1st Nome of Upper Egypt.
This cute little hippo appeared in my per!
Here is a map of my land:
Star Wars: The Saga
Pax Romana - Out of Print
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Behind the Stacks
Takhaet sat Mentuhotep
Beketaten sat Amenhotep
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