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Ramses V

  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Luxor, Luxor, Egypt
  • Memorial ID 7261668

Pharaoh. Born the son of Ramses IV and Queen Ta-Opet. He succeeded his father as the fourth pharaoh of the Twentieth Dynasty in a time when the power of the priesthood of Amun grew to the point that they controlled much of Egypt's land and directed the country's financial system. His reign was also marked by instability marked with raids from enemy tribes. Among his public works, he continued to build the temple at Dayr al-Bahri begun by Ramses IV. His own tomb was unfinished at his death, the circumstances of which are difficult to discern. A stele discovered at Gebel Silsilh indicated a four year reign and his mummy indicateed that he probably died of smallpox at about age of 35, between 1147 and 1153 BC. It is possible his throne was usurped by his uncle and successor, Ramses VI, since records indicate he was not buried until Year 2 of Ramses VI's reign, a highly irregular circumstance considering the rituals for mummification had to be completed in 70 days. An alternate explanation might be enemy raids delayed burial. Perhaps tellingly, however, Ramses VI commandeered his predecessor's tomb now designated KV9. Ramses V's mummy was found in the tomb of Amenophis II and is now located in the Cairo Museum.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7261668
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ramses V (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7261668, citing Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Luxor, Egypt ; Maintained by Find A Grave .