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Not to be confused with Meryamun B, the son of Ramesses III.

"Beloved of Amun"

Meryamun depicted in the procession of sons at the Ramesseum.

Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Seti IRamesses II
Titles King's Son
Father Ramesses II
Burial KV5

Meryamun or Meriamen (ancient Egyptian: ỉmn-mry, "Beloved of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Meryamun was a son of Pharaoh Ramesses II and the seventh son in the procession of princes.[1] The identity of his mother remains unknown, but he is probably not the son of one of his father's principal wives, Nefertari or Isetnofret. Given his high position in the procession of princes, Meryamun was probably the firstborn son by a minor wife and born during the latter years of his grandfather Seti I's reign.


Meryamun was present during the triumph after the Battle of Kadesh in Year 5 and during the Siege of Dapur in Year 10, which were later recorded on the walls of the Ramesseum.[2]


Since Merneptah (who is ranked lower than Meryamun in procession) became Crown Prince after the death of Khaemwaset, Meryamun most likely predeceased the latter.[3] Hence, Meryamun also predeceased his father and was buried in KV5 in the Valley of the Kings, a large rock-cut tomb built for the sons of Ramesses II. Fragments of his canopic jars were found in the tomb.[4]

See also[]


  1. Kitchen 1983.
  2. Kitchen 1996, p. 46.
  3. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 173.
  4. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 172.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1983: Pharaoh Triumphant: The Life and Times of Ramesses II, King of Egypt. Aris & Phillips.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations. Vol. II, Blackwell Publishers.