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Meryamun
Meriamen
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ỉmn-mry
"Beloved of Amun"
Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Titles King's Son
Fanbearer on the King's Right Hand
Father Ramesses III
Burial QV53 (?)
For other pages by this name, see Meryamun.

Meryamun or Meriamen (ancient Egyptian: ỉmn-mry, "Beloved of Amun") was a Prince of the Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom. He was a son of Pharaoh Ramesses III, most likely named after Meryamun, one of the numerous sons of Ramesses II.

Attestations[]

Meryamun is attested tenth in Ramesses III's procession of princes at Medinet Habu,[1] which is inscribed by Ramesses VI and not necessarily in birth order.

Burial[]

The QV53 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens, constructed for a certain Ramesses-Meryamun, son of Ramesses III, might have served for the burial of Meryamun. Perhaps the tomb was initially begun for Ramesses IV while still a prince, but fell out of use when he became king. However, it remains unknown whether the tomb was ever used, since nothing to indicate a burial has been found.

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 192.

Bibliography[]

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