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Preceded by:
Ramesses V
[[Pharaoh|Pharaoh of Egypt]]
20th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ramesses VII
Ramesses VI[1]
Also written Ramses and Rameses
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Image of Ramesses VI on display at the Louvre

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Ramesses (Amenherkhepeshef) Neterhekaiunu
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Ramesses VI (also written Ramses and Rameses) was the fifth ruler of the Twentieth Dynasty who reigned from 1142 BC to 1134 BC. His tomb, KV9, is located near King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Ramesses' prenomen was Nebmaatre-meryamun meaning "Lord of Justice is Re, Beloved of Amun" while his royal epithet--Amunherkhepshef Netjer-heqa-iunu translates as "Amun is his Strength, God Ruler of Heliopolis.[2] Based on Raphael Ventura's successful reconstruction of Turin Papyrus 1907+1908, Ramesses VI is now known to have enjoyed a reign of 8 Full Years.[3] He lived for 2 months into his brief Regnal Year 9 before dying and was succeeded by his son, Ramesses VII. His 8th Regnal Year is also attested in a graffito which names the then serving High Priest of Amun, Ramessessnakht.

Shortly after his burial, his tomb was penetrated and ransacked by grave robbers who hacked away at his hands and feet in order to gain access to his jewelry. A medical examination of his Mummy which was found in KV35 in 1898 reveals severe damage to his body with his head and torso being broken into several pieces by an axe.[4]

References

  1. [1] Ramesses VI Nebmaatre-meryamun
  2. Peter Clayton, Chronicle of the Pharaohs, Thames & Hudson Ltd, (1994), p.167
  3. Raphael Ventura, More Chronological Evidence from Turin Papyrus Cat.1907+1908, JNES 42, No.4 (1983), pp.271-277
  4. Clayton, Chronicle, p.168


Preceded by:
Ramesses V
Pharaoh of Egypt
Twentieth Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Ramesses VII

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