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Architects - The People

Senenmut was 1 of 6 children for his parents: father Ramose and mother Hatnofer. It appears that he never married seeming to concentrate on his career and rose to prominence in the royal household during the reign of Pharaoh Thutmose II. His first title was a Steward to Great Royal Wife Hatshepsut and Princess Neferure.

When Pharaoh Hatshepsut took the Crown, Architect Senenmut came into his own. Firstly, he was elevated to High Steward of Pharaoh before later claiming title and responsibility as Chief Architect. He followed this up by:

Egyptologists now believe that Architect Senenmut’s remains are deposited in the Royal Mummy Cache in Deir el Bahri. To learn more about the Royal Mummy Cache in Deir el Bahri, click here

Senenmut was incredibly trusted by Pharaoh Hatshepsut and her daughter. Especially by the Titles he was endowed with and from Statues that exist which show him holding the Princess on his lap in his role as her Tutor. Being granted permission to erect his Tomb near Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple is another sign of huge respect for the humbly born Architect.


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