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mnṯw-ḥr-ḫpš.f
"Mentu is with his Strong Arm"
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Mentuherkhepeshef depicted in his KV19 tomb.©

Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses IX
Titles Crown Prince
King's Eldest Son
Generalissimo
Royal Scribe
Father Ramesses IX
Mother Baketwerenro (?)
Burial KV19
For other pages by this name, see Mentuherkhepeshef.

Mentuherkhepeshef (ancient Egyptian: mnṯw-ḥr-ḫpš.f, "Mentu is with his Strong Arm") also Ramesses-Mentuherkhepeshef was an ancient Egyptian Crown Prince of the Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Titles[]

Mentuherkhepeshef held the following titles: "King's Eldest Son of his Body" (zꜣ-nỉswt tpy), "Generalissimo", "Executive at the Head of the Two Lands" (ḥry-tp-tꜣwy),[1] "Crown Prince" (ỉry-pꜥt) and "Royal Scribe" (sš-nỉswt)[2]

Family[]

Mentuherkhepeshef was the eldest son of Pharaoh Ramesses IX[1] and his mother was probably Queen Baketwerenro. He was his fahter's firstborn son and intended heir, likely named after his probable grandfather Mentuherkhepeshef. He is known to have had at lest one younger brother; Prince Nebmaatre, who was High Priest of Ra at Heliopolis. Their father's successor, Pharaoh Ramesses X, was possibly another younger brother whose princely name was Amunherkhepeshef.

Burial[]

Mentuherkhepeshef predeceased his father and was buried in his KV19 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings, which was probably originally made for Ramesses VIII while still a prince.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 193.
  2. Kitchen 1984, p. 128-129.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1984: Family Relationships of Ramesss XI and the Late Twentieth Dynasty. Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, Vol 11.
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