... we saw theboat containing the treasures taken from the pharaonic mummy coming towards us. At the end of half an hour the two boats were alongside each other. After some stormy words, accompanied by rather lively gestures, Mariette promised to one to toss him overboard, to another to roast his brains, to a third to send him to the gallery, and to a fourth to have him hanged. At last they decided to place the box containing the antiquities on board, against a receipt.The grave goods included jewelry, an inscribed ceremonial axe made from copper, gold, electrum and wood and decorated with a Minoan-style griffin, a gold dagger and sheath, and three golden flies of valour, the "medal" used to reward high-ranking Egyptian soldiers. Although some of the items bore the name of Kamose, more bore the name of King Ahmose, suggesting that he might have buried his mother.
Then, in 1881, a large outer coffin belonging to the King's Daughter, King's Sister, King's Great Wife and King's Mother Ahhotep was recovered from the Deir el-Bahari mummy cache. Inside this coffin was found the mummy of the Third Intermediate Period High Priest Pinedjem I, misplaced by the priests who had packed the bodies away. Initially it was assumed that the coffin belonged to Ahhotep II, consort of Amenhotep I, However, Amenhotep's wife never became a King's Mother and the next king, Thutmose I, was adopted into the royal family. More recently it has been accepted that the two coffins probably belong to one and the same Ahhotep (Ahhotep I, mother of Ahmose), although how they got separated remains something of a mystery. A third possibility is that there were indeed two queen Ahhoteps: Ahhotep I, the mother of Ahmose and wife of Seqenenre Taa II and owner of the Deir el-Bahari coffin, and Ahhotep II, a queen of unknown origins who was perhaps married to Kamose, and who owned the Dra Abu el-Naga coffin.