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Meryre
Merira
ramriiA51
rꜤ-mry
"Beloved of Re"
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses II
Titles King's Son
Father Ramesses II
Mother Nefertari
Burial KV5
For other pages by this name, see Meryre.

Meryre or Merira (transliteration: rꜤ-mry, meaning: "Beloved of Re") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Meryre was a son of Pharaoh Ramesses II and the eleventh son in the procession of princes.[1] His mother was Queen Nefertari.

Biography[]

Being the son of Nefertari, Meryre most have been privileged compared to his (sometimes older) half-brothers. This potentially elevated his position in lists of procession. It is likely that Meryre died at a young age; a younger (half-)brother, also called Meryre (18th in the procession of princes), was probably named after him.[2]

Burial[]

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

See also[]

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 172.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 165.
  3. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 173.

Bibliography[]

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