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Nebenkharu
Nebkharu
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nb-n-ḫꜢrw
"Lord of the Asiatic Lands"
NebenkharuRamesseum

Nebenkharu depicted in the procession of sons at the Ramesseum.

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

Nebenkharu or Nebkharu (transliteration: nb-n-ḫꜢrw, meaning: "Lord of the Asiatic Lands") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Nebenkharu was a son of Pharaoh Ramesses II and the sixth 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 presence during military exploits in the first decade of his father's reign and his high position in the procession of princes, Nebenkharu was probably the firstborn son by a minor wife and, as such, born during the latter years of his grandfather Seti I's reign.

Biography[]

Nebenkharu was present during the triumph after the Battle of Kadesh in Year 5 and during the Siege of Tunip in Year 8. He held the title Commander of the Troops.[2]

Burial[]

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

See also[]

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. "Sons of Ramesses IInd".
  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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