The viceroy of Kush
The office of the 'viceroy (king's son) of Kush' was installed at the beginning of the 18th Dynasty. The viceroy was head of the administration of Nubia. Through the importance of Nubia (gold mines) he was one of the most important officials of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC). Most of the viceroys are buried at Thebes.
Viceroys of Kush in the Petrie Museum
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funerary cone of the 'viceroy of Kush' Merymes;
his time in office covered almost the whole reign of Amenhotep
III making him one of the longest serving viceroys.
granite statue fragment with inscription of the 'viceroy of Kush, overseer
of the Southern Lands, fanbearer ...' (name is lost)
stela of the 'great one of the musical part of Amun-Re, king of gods,
priestess of Satet, (female) viceroy of Kush, overseer of the
Southern Lands' Neskhons.
The stela dates to the 21st Dynasty. Many women hold important administrative
positions at that time (Török
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