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==Origins==
Ay is usually believed to be a. native Egyptian from [[Akhmim]]. During his short reign, he built a rock cut chapel in Akhmim and dedicated it to the local deity there: [[Min (god)|Min]]. He may have been the son of [[Yuya]], who served as a member of the priesthood of Min at Akhmim as well as superintendent of herds in this city, and his wife [[Tjuyu]].<ref>[http://www.lind.org.zw/history/egyptiansite/Yuyu.htm Egypt during the reign of Akhenaten]</ref> If so, Ay could have been of partial non-Egyptian, perhaps Syrian, blood since the name Yuya was uncommon in Egypt and is suggestive of a foreign background.<ref>Yuya's name was analysed by G. Maspero in "The Tomb of Iouiya and Austin" by Theodore M. Davis, Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd, 1907, pp. xiii–xiv</ref> Yuya was an influential nobleman at the royal court of [[Amenhotep III]] who was given the rare privilege of having a tomb built for his use in the royal Valley of the Kings presumably because he was the father of [[Tiye]], Amenhotep's chief Queen. There are also noted similarities in the physical likenesses of monuments attributed to Ay and those of the mummy of Yuya, and both held similar names and titles.<ref>Hindley, Marshall. ''Featured Pharaoh: The God's Father Ay'', <cite>Ancient Egypt</cite>, April/May 2006. p. 26</ref>
 
==Amarna Period==
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