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Seti
Seti-Merenptah
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stḫy ptḥ-mr-n
One of Seth,
Beloved of Ptah
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Merenptah (?) – Seti II
Titles King's Son
Father Seti II
Mother Tausret (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Seti or Merenptah.

Seti or Seti-Merenptah (ancient Egyptian: stḫy ptḥ-mr-n, "One of Seth, Beloved of Ptah") was a Prince of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Seti was the son of Pharaoh Seti II[1] and possibly his intended heir. The identity of his mother remains unknown, but was probably Queen Tausret, since she was his father's principal wife. It is assumed that he was born in the last year of his father's reign and died in Siptah's fourth year, but this is not proven.[1] After the death his father, Chancellor Bay installed Siptah on the throne instead of prince Seti, possibly due to the latter's young age.

It also remains possible the Seti was born during the reign of Merenptah and predeceased his father, Seti II. Under this scenario the way was far less obstructed for Siptah to ascend to the throne.

Attestations[]

Seti is depicted behind his father in Seti II's Quartzite/sandstone shrine at Karnak. His figure replaces another, probably that of Chancellor Bay.

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Seti's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 183.

Bibliography[]

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