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Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty

Aidan Dodson


The reign of Rameses II is one of the best-known of Egyptian history, with almost every ancient site preserving traces of his time. However, after his death, his dynasty, the Nineteenth, soon fell into decline and familial conflict, culminating in a final civil war that ended with the accession of a new dynasty. Sethy I and Rameses II's promotion of a concept of a wider “royal family” may have sown the seeds for the conflicts among their descendants. This book explores the mysteries of the origins of the usurper-king Amenmeses and the career of the “king-maker” of the period, the chancellor Ba ... More

Keywords: Rameses II, Nineteenth, Sethy I, royal family, Amenmeses, king-maker, Bay, Tawosret, King Siptah, Sethnakhte

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789774163951
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774163951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aidan Dodson, author