USERAMEN (also called USER, AMENUSER, or USERAMUN) was an ancient
Egyptian vizier under pharaohs
Thutmose III of the 18th
* 1 Family
* 2 Vizierate
* 3 Tombs and burial
* 4 References
Useramen was the son of the vizier
Amethu called Ahmose , who served
during the reign of
Thutmose II and the early years of the combined
Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. His mother's name was
Useramen was married to a lady named Tuiu, and the couple
is known from their tombs to have had at least four daughters and a
Useramen came from a very influential family. His father was vizier
before him and later his brother
Neferweben became vizier as well.
Useramen was also the uncle of
Rekhmire , who was vizier under
Useramen would have been second only to the pharaoh. The
vizier was responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the
state. He was installed in this position in year 9 of Hatshepsut's
reign (which is also year 5 of Thutmose III), and held the position
for 20 years.
TOMBS AND BURIAL
Useramen had two tombs in the hills of Thebes . In his tomb
his parents, wife and children are mentioned.
TT131 also belongs to
Useramen (here named User). The aged
vizier Amethu (User's father) is shown with a chamberlain , courtiers
and User as a scribe before Thutmose III, and a text records the
installation of User as co-vizier.
A red granite false door from the tomb of
Useramen and his wife Tuiu
was discovered at
Karnak , presumably in secondary use. His official
titles included 'Mayor of the City', 'Vizier', and 'Prince'.
* ^ A B C D E Porter,B. and Moss R.L.B., Topographical Bibliography
of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings: The
Theban Necropolis, Part One: Private Tombs. Second Edition. Griffith
Institute. Oxford. 1994
* ^ A B
Hatshepsut by Anneke Bart
* ^ A B C
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