In only 22% of the cases do they represent another Pharaoh: Thutmosis I, Thutmosis III, Montuhotep-Nebhepetre, Sethy I and Ramesses II, all founders of a Dynasty, liberators or great soldiers.
The historic circumstances, the personality of the participants, their action in the restoration of the cults, the creation of the worker "gangs" of Deir el-Medineh, the creation of the institution of the God's wife, the formatting of the Daily Divine Ritual of the temples, the raising of a Temple of Millions of Years situated at a strategic place on the west bank are the many facts which can explain the success of this royal couple.
The very positive image which was left to the Egyptians by the Pharaoh Amenophis I, as well as the family of the liberators, notably Kamosis and Ahmosis, is extensively due to two outstanding women, being the queens Ahhotep and Ahmes-Nefertari.
It only began about one century after their death, in the 19th Dynasty, and continued for about four centuries, until the end of the 21st Dynasty, before disappearing completely in the Ptolemaic period, when there is no trace of the two characters.
About 130 tombs of individuals had been decorated at the beginning of the Ramesside period, amongst which 37% include in their decoration at least one royal representation; among these, 78% concern Amenhotep I and/or his mother and queen Ahmes-Nefertari.
The examination of this couple will start with the king, for whom less documentation is available.
This will then be followed by that of his mother and the possible associations.
The wife of Amenophis I, queen Merytamon, didn't give him an heir.