Ramses VI

Ramses VI

Death unknown
Burial Luxor, El Loʾṣor, Egypt
Memorial ID 7261699 · View Source
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Pharaoh. Likely a son of Ramses III by Isis-ta-Habadjilat, he was the fifth ruler of the Twentieth dynasty, reigning from about 1145 BC to 1137 BC. Scholars conjecture that he may have seized power after deposing his predecessor, Ramses V, during a dynastic struggle, usurping his public works and annexing his tomb (now designated KV9) for his own use. He was the last Pharaoh to utilize the copper mines in Sinai. Egypt suffered a progressive political and economic decline during Ramses VI's reign, the power of the chief priests of Amun was apparently growing at the expense of Pharaoh. Ramses died after slightly more than eight years in power. He was entombed in the Valley of the Kings, in what is now considered one of the most interesting tombs in the Valley. Its decorations represent an apparent treatise on theology; the themes of the paintings are quite sophisticated, providing the story of the origins of the heavens, earth, and the creation of the sun, light and the whole of life. Shortly after his burial, his tomb was apparently ransacked by grave robbers who mutilated the mummy in order to steal jewelry. The tomb has been known of since antiquity, and was known to the Romans as the tomb of Memnon, and to the Napoleonic Expedition as La Tombe de la Metempsychose. Ramses VI's mummy was not discovered in the tomb when it was cleared of debris by George Daressy in 1888, but later came to light in the KV35 cache in 1898. The mummy was found in a replacement coffin originally belonging to a high priest.

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