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Roma called Roy
High Priest of Amun
GraniteStatueOfRoy-BritishMuseum-August19-08.jpg
Granite statue of Roma called Roy (British Museum)
Predecessor Bakenkhons I
Successor Bakenkhons II?
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh Ramesses II, Merenptah and Seti II
Burial TT 283
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Roma called Roy
Roma - true of voice - called Roy
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Roma called Roy was High Priest of Amun at the end of the reign of Ramesses II and continued into the reigns of Merenptah and likely Seti II. Roma served as third and second priest of Amun and finally as first prophet (high priest) of Amun. He was also a count (h3ty-a), a prince (iry-pat) and a divine father pure of hands.[1]

Roma's wife Tamut is mentioned in his tomb,[2] while a wife named Tabest is named on a stela in Leiden.[3]

Burial[edit]

Roma called Roy was buried in TT283 in Dra Abu el-Naga (in Thebes).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansour El-Noubi, A Harper's Song from the Tomb of Roma-Roy at Thebes (TT 283), Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, Bd. 25, (1998), pp. 251-255
  2. ^ a b Porter and Moss, The Topographical Bibliography, Volume I Part 1. The Theban Necropolis. Private Tombs. (2nd ed.) 2004
  3. ^ H.D. Schneider and M.J. Raven, Life and Death Under the Pharaohs, Australia, 1999, pg 40-41



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