Amun-her-khepeshef (20th dynasty)

Amun-her-khepeshef (also Amun-her-khepeshef B) was the eldest son and heir of Pharaoh Ramesses III. Like at least another of his brothers, he was named after a son of Ramesses II, Amun-her-khepeshef. [1] He died when he was about fifteen years old.[2]

Amun-her-khepeshef
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Amunherkhepeshef from his tomb QV55
Born1179 BC
Died1164 BC (aged 15)
Burial
Egyptian name
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Dynasty20th of Egypt
FatherRamesses III
MotherIsis
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion
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Amun-her-khepeshef
Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)
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Amun-her-khepsef and other sons of Ramesses III

He is also mentioned as Ramesses Amun-her-khepeshef.[1]

He is depicted in his father's temple at Medinet Habu.[1] His well preserved tomb, QV55 (in the Valley of the Queens) was excavated by Italian archaeologists in 1903–1904.[2]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dodson, Aidan; Hilton, Dyan (2004). The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05128-3., p.192
  2. ^ a b Alberto Siliotti: Guide to the Valley of the Kings. Barnes and Noble (1997). ISBN 88-8095-496-2