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Meaning & History
Ay was the penultimate Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. He held the throne of Egypt for a brief four-year period. Ay is believed to be the son of Yuya and Thuya, and therefore a brother of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, and the Prophet of Amun, Anen. Hence, he would be the uncle of pharoaohs Akhenaten and Smenkhkare. His assumed wife was Iuy, mother of Nakhtmin, chosen successor of Ay. His Great Royal Wife was Tey, Wet Nurse to Queen Nefertiti.