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Aidan Dodson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167164

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001

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The Feud of the Ramesides

The Feud of the Ramesides

(p.123) 12 The Feud of the Ramesides
Monarchs of the Nile

Aidan Dodson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter concerns the events following the death of Rameses II, with a particular focus on his successor Merenptah's heir, Sethy II, as well as the mysterious figure of King Amenmeses. Much debate has surrounded King Amenmeses, concerning both his origins and his exact position in the late Nineteenth Dynasty. As to the former, there is evidence that he was a son of Sethy II. As regards his position, while he was long believed to have had an independent reign directly after Merenptah's death, the evidence now seems to indicate that his usurpation took place within the reign of Sethy II. The chapter goes on to examine the reign of another king, Siptah, who had ascended the throne following the death of Sethy II.

Keywords:   Merenptah, Nineteenth Dynasty, Sethy II, King Amenmeses, Siptah, Rameses II

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