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Short Biography, Information & Facts about Amenmesse, 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 Amenmesse
The history, facts and information about Amenmesse, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Amenmesse:

  • Amenmesse was also known as Amenmesses
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Amenmesse ruled in the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh: Merenptah aka Merneptah 1213 BC 1203 BC
  • Years of Reign: 1203 BC 1199 BC
  • Succeeded by: Seti II 1199 BC 1193 BC

  • Family
    • Father: His father was Merneptah
    • Mother: His mother was Queen Takhat
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Baktwerel
  • Year of Death: 1199 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV10
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Amenmesse: Edward Ayrton (1882 - 1914)
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Amenmesse was famous: During this period both Amenmesse and Seti II claimed to be pharaoh - Seti II controlling Lower Egypt and Amenmesse controlling Upper Egypt. Amenmesse was the half-brother of Seti II and not the heir to the throne. He desecrated the tomb which was being built for Seti II. However, Seti II finally gained control of Egypt and gained revenge over Amenmesse by completely destroying his tomb, erasing all references to his name.

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