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Sarcophagus of Hori at the Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin.

High Priest of Ptah Successor:
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses IIMerneptah
Titles High Priest of Ptah
Mayor of Memphis
Sem Priest of Ptah
Father Khaemwaset
Issue Hori
Burial Saqqara (?)
For other pages by this name, see Hori.

Hori (ancient Egyptian: ḥrwy, "One of Horus") was an ancient Egyptian high official of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Hori was the second son of prince Khaemwaset and hence a grandson of Pharaoh Ramesses II and Queen Isetnofret I. Hori had a older brother named Ramesses and a sister called Isetnofret. His sister is possibly identical to Queen Isetnofret II, who married Pharaoh Merneptah. If so, Hori would have been both a nephew and a brother-in-law to Merneptah.[1] The identity of his mother remains unknown.

Hori is known to have had a son, also named Hori,[1] who served as Vizier from the reign of Seti II to Year 16 of Ramesses III.[2]


Hori was probably born and raised at Memphis during the reign of his grandfather, Ramesses II. Hori, and his older brother Ramesses, served as Sem Priests in the priesthood of Ptah at Memphis, which was led by their father Khaemwaset as the High Priest of Ptah. His father eventually became Crown Prince from Year 50 to 55 of Ramesses II's reign.

Hori is attested on a stela (BM 167) from the Scribe of the Royal Harem named Ptahemwia.[3]

Following in his father's footsteps, Hori became High Priest of Ptah ca. Year 65/66 of Ramesses II, succeeding Neferrenpet in office. Hori served as such under Merneptah as well and was ultimately succeeded in office by Iyri.


The whereabouts of Hori's tomb and mummy remain unknown. A pillar was discovered which originally came from Hori's tomb in Saqqara, the Memphite necropolis.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. Bierbrier 1992.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kitchen 1996.


  • Bierbrier, M.L., 1992: Ipuy in Cracow. Prace Archealogiczne.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated: Translations. Volume II, Blackwell Publishers.
High Priest of Ptah
19th Dynasty