Djedptahiufankh served as the Third or Fourth Prophet of Amun and was the husband of Nestanebtishru (who was a daughter of Pinudjem II and Neskhons) during the reign of pharaoh Shoshenq I, founder of the 22nd Dynasty of Egypt. Consequently, he was one of the most important state officials at Thebes after this king's own son, the High Priest of Amun, Iuput A. He died around the middle of Shoshenq I's reign according to inscriptions found written on the bandages of his mummy and coffin. He was buried in Deir El-Bahari Tomb 320 or DB320, which actually served as the family tomb of the 21st Dynasty High Priest Pinedjem. DB320 was discovered in the 19th century and quickly became famous for containing a cache of many of the most significant New Kingdom royal mummies including the mortal remains of Amenhotep I, the Great Ramesses II, Ramesses III, Ramesses IX, and Thutmose I, Thutmose II and Thutmose III.

Three separate mummy bandages dating to Years 5, 10 and 11 of Shoshenq I were found on Djedptahiufankh's body. Djedptahiufankh's burial was found intact and undisturbed, and his mummy was personally unwrapped by Gaston Maspero himself in 1886. A web link below gives a clear photo of his mummy and a discussion of his career. It also mentions some of the jewelry, in the form of gold rings, amulets and a uraeus, among other items, which were found on his body.

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