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"Born of Re"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose I
Thutmose II
Titles King's Son
Father Thutmose I (?)
Mother Mutnofret (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Ramose.

Ramose (ancient Egyptian: rꜥ-ms, "Born of Re") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Ramose's royal connection is uncertain. Since he is often depicted with another prince named Wadjmose, Daressy has suggested that they were brothers and thus sons of Pharaoh Thutmose I.[1] Alternatively, Pharaoh Ahmose II has also been proposed as Ramose's father.[2]

Ramose and Wadjmose were mentioned in the Theban Mortuary chapel of Wadjmose where Queen Mutnofret is also included.[3] This chapel may have been erected during the reign of Thutmose II between the places where later the mortuary temple of Thutmose IV and the Ramesseum were built. A statue of Mutnofret was found here, making it likely that she was his mother.[4]


Ramose is also known from a statue dated to the early 18th Dynasty (Liverpool SAOS E. 609) of which only the lower half is preserved. An interesting piece, since sculptures of royal princes were rare in this period.[5]

Ramose is depicted in the TT2 tomb of Khabekhnet in Deir el-Medina, where the tomb owner is seen making offerings to a large group of New Kingdom royal figures, probably their statues. Ramose is depicted seated next to Wadjmose.[6] He may have also been depicted in the 20th Dynasty TT359 tomb of Inherkhau among a large group of royal family members and a few important pharaohs.[2]


The wherabouts of Ramose's tomb and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Daressy 1922, p. 283-299.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 129.
  3. Tyldesley 2006, p. 91.
  4. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 130-131, 140.
  5. Snape 1985, p. 183.
  6. Kitchen 2001.


  • Daressy, G., 1922: Les listes des Princes du commencement de la XVIIIe Dynastie a Deir el-Medineh. In: Études Champollion, Paris.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 2001: Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated and Annotated Translations: Ramesses II, His Contemporaries. Ramesside Inscriptions Translations, Vol. III. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Snape, S.R., 1985: Ramose Restored: A Royal Prince and His Mortuary Cult. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 71.
  • Tyldesley, J., 2006: Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.