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Queen of Egypt
Great Royal Wife
Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt
King's Daughter
Statue of Meritamen
QV68, Valley of the Queens, Thebes
SpousePharaoh Ramesses II
Dynasty19th dynasty
FatherRamesses II
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion
Meritamen in hieroglyphs

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Beloved of Amun

Meritamen was a daughter of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari during the 19th dynasty of Egypt.

Family[change | change source]

Meritamen was a daughter of Ramesses II and one of his wives, Nefertari. She appears as the fourth daughter in the list of daughters in Abu Simbel and had at least four brothers: Amun-her-khepeshef, Pareherwenemef, Meryre and Meryatum, and a sister named Henuttawy.[1]

When her mother died , Meritamen and her half sister married Ramses II, and they held the title of Great royal wife.[1]

Burial[change | change source]

Meritamen in her tomb QV68

Meritamen was buried at QV68 tomb in the Valley of the Queens. The tomb of Meritamen was described by Lepsius. An interesting scene in the tomb shows Meritamen offering cloth boxes to Osiris and Hathor. The inscriptions identify the Queen as King's Daughter, Great Royal Wife Lady of Both Lands (Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt) Her coffin is now in Berlin museum (15274).[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Grajetzki, Wolfram: Ancient Egyptian Queens – a hieroglyphic dictionary, London 2005, p. 70
  2. Kitchen, K.A., Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume II, Blackwell Publishers, 1996
  • Grajetzki, Wolfram: Ancient Egyptian Queens – a hieroglyphic dictionary, London 2005, p. 70

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