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Ramses XI

Short Biography, Information & Facts about Ramses XI, the famous pharaoh and king of Egypt

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The term pharaoh was the title of an ancient Egyptian king who was considered to be a living god and worshipped as a deity. The pharaoh was an absolute ruler of Egypt, both the political and religious leader. 

Short Biography of the life of Ramses XI
The history, facts and information about Ramses XI, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Ramses XI:

  • Ramses XI was also known as Rameses and Ramesses which are alternative spellings of the name
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Ramses XI ruled in the Twentieth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh: Ramses X 1106 BC 1102 BC
  • Years of Reign: 1102 BC 1069 BC
  • Succeeded by: Smendes 1069 BC - 1043 BC

  • Family
    • Father: His father was Ramses X
    • Mother: His mother was Tyti
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Tentamun
  • Year of Death: 1069 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV4
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Ramses XI: Re-excavated by John Romer in 1979
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Ramses XI was famous: A long and chaotic reign with civil disorder, lack of security and grave robberies by Syrian raiders in the Valley of the Kings. Egypt had become impossible to rule for the Pharaoh who was forced to form a triumvirate consisting of himself, and two military commanders. Herihor ruled Thebes and Upper Egypt and Smendes ruled in Lower Egypt. The two military commanders eventually gained more power than the Pharaoh leading to Civil war in the country. Nubia and its wealth of gold was finally lost to the Egyptians. Middle and Upper Egypt were effectively controlled by the High Priests of Amun at Thebes. When Ramses XI died he was succeeded by Smendes. The Ramesside era of Egyptian history had ended with Ramses XI. The village of Deir El Medina, where the royal tomb workers lived, was abandoned because Smendes moved the location of the Royal Necropolis to his home town of Tanis. This period was officially called the Era of the Renaissance or Whm Mswt by Egyptians.

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