Tiy was the Great Royal Wife of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep III,
who reigned over Egypt around 1300BC. Amenhotep III doted over his wife
and reportedly showered her with gifts, building a temple in Nubia dedicated
to her worship.
Queen Tiy was the mother of Pharaoh Akhenaten, the unique king who ruled Egypt
after Amenhotep III. This suggests that she was also the grandmother of
Tiy was intelligent and diligent, and one of the first queens of Egypt
to have her name on official acts. She was remarkable for her influence
in state affairs in the reigns of her husband and of Akhenaten. The occurrence
of her name with that of Amenhotep III shows an official recognition of
her ability and standing.