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Malkata Nobles

The Nobles - The People

Malkata Palace City Complex

Built during the New Kingdom Period by Pharaoh Amenhotep III for his Royal and personal use and he is thought to have died here. It was a Palace City for all Governance which covered 226,000 square meters and became the largest Palace City Complex in Egypt. It is found on the West Bank of Thebes, between the Nile and the Theban Hills. The Site is known to have housed Pharaoh’s Royal Residence and at least 2 of the 3 Sed Festival Jubilees that the Pharaoh celebrated during his reign.

What is there?

  • The structures identified so far inside the Palace complex:
  • Several Residential Palaces
  • Temple of Amun and the Ceremonial Lake 
  • Festival Hall and Elite Villas
  • Houses for the relatives of the Royal Family
  • Apartments for Attendants
  • Desert altar 
  • Canals connecting the complex to the Nile
  • Villages appeared outside boundary walls and became abutted to the city 

Who were the Nobles who assisted the Royal Family with their lives in the Palace City Complex at Malkata?

Noble Yuya

Landowner in Upper Egypt and  a Prophet of God Min. He was father to a Queen and Patriach to 3 Pharaohs 

Lady Thuya

A descendant of Queen Ahmose Nefertari, Lady Thuya would have lived among the Royal Court. She was mother to a Queen and Matriach to 3 Pharaohs 

Noble Anen

Chancellor of Egypt & Second Prophet of Amun, son of Noble Yuya and Lady Thuya. Brother to Great Royal Wife, Queen Tiye and Brother-in-Law to Pharaoh Amenhotep III

Noble Nefersekheru

Royal Scribe, Priest and Steward of Pharaoh Amenhotep III


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