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Ramesses
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"Born of Re"
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Prince Ramesses depicted in the procession of princes at Luxor.

Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Seti IRamesses II
Titles Crown Prince
King's Son
Generalissimo
Fanbearer on the King's Right Hand
Royal Scribe
Father Ramesses II
Mother Isetnofret I
Spouse(s) Isetnofret (?)
Burial KV5
For other pages by this name, see Ramesses.

Ramesses (transliteration: rꜤ-ms-s, meaning: "Born of Re") was an ancient Egyptian Crown Prince of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the reign of his father, Ramesses II. Prince Ramesses held the title of "Generalissimo of His Majesty"

Family[]

Ramesses was the eldest son of Ramesses II and Queen Isetnofret I, and the second son overall after Amunherkhepeshef, the eldest son of the Great Royal Wife Nefertari.[1] His younger brothers include Khaemwaset and Merneptah. The eldest daughter, Bintanath, was his sister and he was either the brother or uncle of Isetnofret II.

Biography[]

Ramesses was born during the reign of his grand-father, Seti I. He served as the heir to the Egyptian throne from around Year 25 to Year 50 of his father's reign.[2] The next crown prince was his younger brother, Khaemwaset.

Ramesses is attested in numerous inscriptions including the Egyptian 'triumph' scenes after the Battle of Kadesh in Year 5.[2]

Burial[]

Ramesses was buried in KV5 in the Valley of the Kings, a large tomb built for the sons of Ramesses II.[2]

See also[]

References[]

  1. Kitchen 1983.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 160–173.

Bibliography[]

  • 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.
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