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USERAMEN (also called USER, AMENUSER, or USERAMUN) was an ancient Egyptian vizier under pharaohs Hatshepsut and Thutmose III of the 18th Dynasty .

User in hieroglyphs

CONTENTS

* 1 Family * 2 Vizierate * 3 Tombs and burial * 4 References

FAMILY

Useramen
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 reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. His mother's name was Ta-amenthu. Useramen
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 son.

Useramen
Useramen
came from a very influential family. His father was vizier before him and later his brother Neferweben became vizier as well. Useramen
Useramen
was also the uncle of Rekhmire
Rekhmire
, who was vizier under Thutmose III.

VIZIERATE

As vizier Useramen
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
Useramen
had two tombs in the hills of Thebes . In his tomb TT61 , his parents, wife and children are mentioned.

Tomb TT131 also belongs to Useramen
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
Useramen
and his wife Tuiu was discovered at Karnak , presumably in secondary use. His official titles included 'Mayor of the City', 'Vizier', and 'Prince'.

REFERENCES

* ^ _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 * ^ http://www.centredaily.com/2010/03/29/1881532/door-to-afterlife-from-ancient.html * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ http://heritage-key.com/blogs/ann/ancient-door-hatshepsut-vizier-user-discovered-karnak

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