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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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Of Kings and Priests

Of Kings and Priests

(p.135) 14 Of Kings and Priests
Monarchs of the Nile

Aidan Dodson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter chronicles the reigns of Rameses IV to XI, as well as the start of the Twenty-first Dynasty. The reigns of the latter generations of Rameses were beset with much misfortune, from short reigns to economic instability to external conflict. Enter Herihor, a high priest of Amun who would apparently become Rameses XI's successor in the south. His transition to kingship resulted in his high priesthood passing to a new man: Panedjem I, a son of the former pontiff-viceroy Piankh. Panedjem I would later become king himself, and would later be succeeded by his son, Pasebkhanut I; Pasebkhanut and his brother Menkheperre would between them rule Egypt for nearly half a century.

Keywords:   Twentieth Dynasty, Twenty-first Dynasty, Ramesides, Herihor, Panedjem I, Pasebkhanut I, Menkheperre

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