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Khaemwaset
N28
D36
mS40t
O49
ḫꜥ-m-wst
"Appearing in Thebes"
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Merenptah
Titles King's Son
Father Merenptah
Mother Isetnofret II
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Khaemwaset.

Khaemwaset (transliteration: ḫꜥ-m-wst, meaning: "Appearing in Thebes") was a Prince of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom. He was probably the son of Pharaoh Merenptah and Queen Isetnofret II.

Family[]

Khaemwaset was probably the son of Pharaoh Merenptah and Queen Isetnofret II and hence a grandson of Ramesses II and Isetnofret I. He was most likely named after Prince Khaemwaset, who was High Priest of Ptah and might have been his maternal-grandfather, depending on his mother's identity.[1] Khaemwaset had two older brothers Seti II, who succeeded their father as pharaoh, and Merenptah. He also had a sister named Isetnofret. The later pharaohs; Amenmesses, Siptah and Tausret have also been proposed as possible (half-)siblings.

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Khaemwaset's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 171.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
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