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Seti II

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

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Seti II:

  • Seti II was also known as Sety and Seti-Merneptah
  • The name Seti means "of Set" referring to the god Set - The name Merenptah means "beloved of Ptah"
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Seti II ruled in the Nineeenth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh: Amenmesse 1203 BC 1199 BC

  • Years of Reign: 1199 BC 1193 BC
  • Succeeded by: Siptah 1193 BC 1187 BC
  • Family
    • Father: His father was Merneptah
    • Grandfather; Ramses II, the Great
    • Mother: His mother was Isisnofret
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Twosret, Takhat and Tia'a. Tawosret was the mother of crown prince Seti-Merenptah who died before his father
  • Year of Death: 1193 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV15
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Seti II: Howard Carter (1874 - 1939)
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Seti II was famous: During his short chaotic reign he was constantly challenged for the throne by Amenmesse - and in this period both Amenmesse and Seti II claimed to be pharaoh - Seti II controlling Lower Egypt and Amenmesse controlling Upper Egypt. His chief wife and consort was Twosret who was the mother of crown prince Seti-Merenptah who died before his father. Seti II was succeeded by his son Siptah by his concubine Sutailja who had come from Canaan.

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